Dr Ben Nichols
I am a postdoctoral research assistant in the department of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow. My role involves the processing and analysis of gut microbiome DNA data for a number of different projects within the department. My PhD in Bioinformatics was also obtained at the University of Glasgow and prior to that I studied Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University where I was awarded an integrated bachelor's and master's degree (MMathStat).
Dr Vaios Svolos
I am a post doctoral research associate working at the University of Glasgow. My project focuses on the dietary manipulation of the gut microbiome and the development of a novel, solid food-based, dietary treatment for Crohn's disease. I have graduated a Bsc in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from Harokopio University of Athens and completed my postgraduate studies with an Msc in Human Nutrition with specialisation in Clinical Nutrition from University of Glasgow. I am a registered dietitian in Greece.
I have a BSc in Nutrition from Leeds Metropolitan University and a BSc (Hons) in Dietetics from the University of Hertfordshire. In addition to that I obtained my MSc in Human Nutrition with a specialization in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Glasgow. I work as a research assisstant in the department of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow. My role is such that I work on numerous projects in areas interested in the role of the gastrointestinal micro- and myco-biome in various chronic diseases including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and alopecia.
Dr Michael Logan
I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of Glasgow in immunology in 2014, followed by an MRes in biomedical sciences the following year. I was then fortunate to begin my PhD in Dr Gerasimidis group. My PhD project, titled the BIG (bacteria, inflammation, and gastroenterology) study focuses on the microbiome of children newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease is the leading form of IBD in children, the first line treatment of which is a dietary therapy called exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN). I study microbiome changes throughout this therapy, as well as having a specific interest in the post EEN diet in these children.
I qualified with a Bachelor of Child Nursing in 2008 and have since completed a post graduate certificate in Gastroenterology. I currently have a unique joint role within NHS Greater Glasgow in Clyde where I work as both a Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PIBD) Nurse Specialist as well as a Senior Research Nurse. I work closely with other members of the BINGO group to coordinate and recruit for the PIBD research studies