Professor Colum Dunne (BSc, PhD, MBA) was educated at University College Cork (UCC). Colum has held senior research roles at Ireland’s National Food Biotechnology Centre and UCC’s BioMerit Research Centre and the university’s Departments of Microbiology and Medicine. Following a period as General Manager of a cancer research centre focused on development of gene-/chemotherapies and innovative medical devices, Colum joined Glanbiaplc as Director of Research and served as a member of the Board of the Glanbia Nutritionals group of companies. Colum was also Director of Westgate Biologicals Ltd, a start-up antimicrobial business. Colum has published extensively and is an inventor on a number of commercialised patents. He is currently Director of Research at the Graduate Entry Medical School and Founding Director of the Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation, and Immunity at the University of Limerick, Ireland.