Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Patricia Conway

Visiting Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Email: pconway@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Patricia Conway

Biography
P. Conway, BSc & MSc (UQ), PhD (UNSW), MASM, has a strong research background complimented with employment in R&D in industry while being affiliated with universities in Sweden and Australia. In Australia she has worked for CSIRO and also for a Cooperative Research Centre for Food Industry Innovation where she was University based and interfaced with the industrial partners. In addition, and she was Chief Scientist for a biotechnology company while being based at the University of New South Wales, in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. She currently is (a) an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, (b) Chief Scientist and Director for a biotechnology company in Australia, and (c) Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the NTU Food Technology Centre (NAFTEC).
She has managed projects (basic research, applications and clinical trials) and co-ordinated the application of the research findings to industrial partners. In addition, she has been responsible for management of patents and patent applications. She is an author on over 100 scientific papers in refereed international journals, monographs or book chapters, and presented many invited plenary or keynote lectures at international meetings and is an inventor on over 20 patents applications and Chief Investigator on grants both in Sweden and Australia. During her affiliation with Gothenburg University and with the University of New South Wales she has supervised PhD, Masters and Honours students and given lectures to undergraduate and post graduate students and assisted with practical classes. In addition, she carries out consultancy work for several food companies.
P. Conway’s research interests are gastrointestinal microbiology, probiotics and prebiotics with particular emphasis on bacterial colonization of the gastrointestinal tract and mechanisms of bacterial adhesion, pathogen inhibition and immune modulation in animals and humans.
Research Interests
P. Conway’s research interests are gastrointestinal microbiology, metagenomics and metabolomics, functional foods and feeds, probiotics and prebiotics with particular emphasis on bacterial colonization of the gastrointestinal tract and mechanisms of bacterial adhesion, pathogen inhibition and immune modulation in humans and animals (poultry, pigs, fish).
Current Projects
  • Anrich3D: The Future of Personalized Nutrition with Food 3D Printing
  • Evaluation of the prebiotic potential of Tamu's fiber mixtures in batch gut model including crystallization study
  • UKRI GCRF One Health Poultry Hub (‘One Chick’)
Selected Publications
  • Jorgen Schlundt, Patricia Conway, Natasha Yang, Moon Tay Yue Feng, Kelyn Seow Lee Ghee, Shi Jiahua, Guo Siyao, Zhong Yang, Martin Heilmann, Masami Takeuchi, Peter Ben Embarek, Carmen Savelli. (2017). New Science for food safety:supporting food chain transparency for improved health..

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