The speaker will be Professor Emad El-Omar, Professor of Medicine at St George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales and Editor in Chief of GUT. He will be presenting "The role of the gut microbiota in health and disease."
Professor Emad El-Omar graduated with BSc (Hons) and MB ChB from Glasgow University, Scotland, in 1988. He trained in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in Glasgow and gained dual accreditation in both in 1997. In 1995 he was awarded the degree of MD with honours and Bellahouston Medal, for his work on the effect of H. pylori infection on gastric acid secretion in man. In 1997, Professor El-Omar moved to the USA spending time in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, followed by two years at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. In July 2000, Professor El-Omar took up the Foundation Chair of Gastroenterology at Aberdeen University, Scotland and Honorary Consultant Physician with NHS Grampian.
In March 2016 Professor El-Omar took up the Chair of Medicine at St George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is the Editor in Chief of the journal Gut. His main research interests are in the role of microbially-induced inflammation in GI cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. His group has strong collaborations with groups within the UK/Europe, US, Asia and Australia.
A light lunch and refreshments will follow the presentation.