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John F. Cryan

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland



The Diet-Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis- A Key Regulator of Brain and Behaviour Across the Lifespan


John F. Cryan is Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and was appointed Vice President for Research & Innovation in 2021.  He is also a PI in APC Microbiome Ireland. Prof. Cryan has published over 650 peer-reviewed articles and has a H-index of >160 (Google Scholar). He is a Senior Editor of Neuropharmacology and of Neurobiology of Stress and is on the editorial board of a further 10 journals. He has co-edited four books and is co-author of the bestselling  “The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection”. He has received numerous awards including from European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), European Behavioural Pharmacology Society(EBPS), British Association of Pharmacology, Physiological Society, American Gastroenterology Association and Neuroscience Ireland and FASEB. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Antwerp in 2018 and has been on the Highly Cited Researcher list in 2014 and from 2017 to the present. He was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2017. A TEDMED speaker in 2014, TEDx Speaker in 2017 and he is a Past-President of EBPS. He was a Member of the 2022 Fens Forum Programme Committee and Chairs the Scientific Programme Committee of ECNP for 2022-2024.