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Dr Glenn Gibson

Professor of Food Microbiology at University of Reading and Head of Food Microbial Sciences

Dr Glenn Gibson is an expert in gut health and prebiotics. He has undertaken over 50 human clinical trials and is currently researching acute and chronic gut disease, autism, obesity and probiotic/prebiotic functionality.

He is based at the University of Reading, but also hold an honorary professorship at Imperial College, London and visiting research positions in China and New Zealand. He has published over 450 research papers, supervised 70 PhD students, ran 135 research contracts and given over 300 conference lectures in the last 5 years.

Biography

Dr Gibson was responsible for the initiation of the whole prebiotic concept for gut microbiota management through diet.

The article which originally coined this term was published in 1995 and is currently the most-cited paper in the Agricultural Sciences field of the ISI Essential Science Indicators (over 5000 citations). There are now over 6000 peer reviewed research papers on this subject.

Since 2000, he has been given Highly Cited Researcher status from Thomson Reuters which recognises the top 1% cited academics in the world. Highly cited means (in Thomson Reuters words) “the world’s most influential scientific minds and whose publications have been deemed as having exceptional impact.”

Most recently he worked on a study comparing the effects of a prebiotic supplement (Bimuno) to a low FODMAP diet for 4 weeks. After the 4-week trial, both groups had statistically significant reductions in flatulence, pain, distension and bloating.

Read more about Dr Glenn Gibson and his work below:

https://www.reading.ac.uk/food/about/staff/g-r-gibson.aspx

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