Professor Colin Hill
University College Cork (UCC), Ireland

Colin Hill has a Ph.D in molecular microbiology and is a Professor in the School of Microbiology at University College Cork, Ireland. He is also a founding Principal Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland, a large research centre of over 300 scientists devoted to the study of the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease. He is particularly interested in the effects of bacteriocins and bacteriophage on community structure and function. He has published more than 625 papers and holds 25 patents. In 2009 he was elected as a Member in the Royal Irish Academy. In 2010 he became a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology and in 2010 he was awarded the Elie Metchnikoff Prize for Microbiology. More than 90 PhD students have been trained in his laboratory. 

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