Paul Ross is the Director of APC Microbiome Ireland since 2019 and Professor of Microbiology at University College Cork. Formally, he was Head of the College of Science Engineering and Food Science at the University before that Head of the Food Programme at Teagasc. He is a Principal Investigator at the Centre in the APC’s Microbes to Molecules Research Theme. His main areas of research are in antimicrobials and anti-infectives (applied and fundamental aspects), gut microbes and gut health, bacteriophage and human, animal and gut pathogens. He has won many awards along with being awarded a D.Sc. in 2009, a Fellow of the Academy of Microbiology and elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), all in recognition of research achievement.;;