Assembling the puzzle of functional gut disorders and defining Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Our research focus
Professor Nicole Roy
Nicole Roy is the Principal Scientist and Science Team Leader of Food Nutrition and Health for AgResearch and is based in Palmerston North. Her research interest is in how nutrition and food components can modify inter-organ nutrient partitioning. Nicole is also an adjunct associate professor and senior lecturer at the Riddet Institute.
Dr Matthew Barnett
Matthew is the lead for the research project a2 Milk for gut comfort, jointly funded by High-Value Nutrition and the a2 Milk Company. He has held a range of roles at AgResearch Ltd, including research associate and research scientist. Matthew is involved in a range of projects investigating the importance of nutrition for health throughout life.
a2 Milk for digestive health
Dr Matthew Barnett, Senior Research Scientist at AgResearch Ltd, and Dr Andrew Clarke, Chief Scientific Officer at a2 Milk, are working on a project to research whether milk from a2 cows prevents intestinal inflammation, and are therefore suitable for people who don’t consume milk due to intolerance symptoms.
Digestive Health highlights
Foodomics 2019, hosted by the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge team from the University of Auckland, will provide a platform for the country’s researchers and businesses taking premium foods for health and wellbeing to the world to gather to collaborate and learn about the latest research and opportunities.
High-Value Nutrition is in the limelight this week, with the National Science Challenge researchers and collaborators profiled extensively in a Listener feature article on gut health, entitled ‘Mapping the second brain’. The article features Professor Rob Knight...
As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease. Researchers have recruited men aged 35-55 willing to eat free meat three times a week for eight weeks in...