Ted Dinan is Principal Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork and Medical Director of Atlantia Food Clinical Trials. He was previously Chair of Clinical Neurosciences and Professor of Psychological Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in research laboratories on both sides of the Atlantic and has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His main research interest is in the role of the gut microbiota in stress related disorders. He has also worked extensively on the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. In 1995 was awarded the Melvin Ramsey Prize for research into the biology of stress. In 2019 he was ranked by Expertscape as the number 1 global expert on the microbiota and also listed in the top 100 Global Makers and Mavericks. He has a h index of 120. His current research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board and European Union. He has published over 500 papers and numerous books on pharmacology and neurobiology. He is on the Editorial Boards of several journals.