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Prof Glenn Gibson

Prof Glenn Gibson

Prof Glenn Gibson


Glenn Gibson is the professor of food microbiology at University of Reading. He has been researching bacteria in the gut for over 30 years. Together with his colleague Marcel B. Roberfroid, both researchers coined the term prebiotics in their 1995 paper. 


Glenn is a visiting professor at Imperial College London’s Institute for Global Health Innovation, a nd has honory positions at research institutes in New Zealand and China. He has published over 450 research papers and 8 books. He currently researches acute and chronic gut disease, with specific projects on probiotics and prebiotics, gas production, gut microbiota development, gastroenteritis, obsesity and colonic homeostasis.

Articles by Prof Glenn Gibson