Frank Walsh

Frank Walsh is a 30-year veteran of early-stage growth companies across a variety emerging industries in Ireland, Europe and the USA. For the past 16-years he was a leading investor in Ireland as a Partner in Irish venture capital firm, Enterprise Equity. More recently, Frank has focused on helping a small number of high-potential companies create and realise shareholder value.

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Dr Sarita Dam

Sarita finished her BSc on Medical biology and MSc on Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL). She performed research with rodents on several projects that focused on the investigation of early dietary factors on the brain and cognitive development in mice and she measured behavioral flexibility in touchscreen-based rodent tasks relevant to human conditions (e.g. schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression). As a PhD candidate at the Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen (NL), she specialized in translational neuroscience and worked on the effect of dietary interventions, their effect on the structure of the gut microbiome and how this relates to behavioral changes in Neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Marcus O’Brien

Marcus completed his BSc in Microbiology and MSc in Bioinformatics in University College Cork. He has worked on projects involving Parkinson’s disease, Listeria and Chlorella. He is currently working as a Bioinformatician for SeqBiome, performing analysis on genomic, 16s and metagenomic data on a wide array of microbiomes.

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Dr Shriram Patel

Shriram completed his BSc, MSc and PhD in Biotechnology in Sardar Patel University, India. He has extensive microbiome analysis experience in studying host and microbial interactions of various ecosystems. In addition to analyzing a wide array of microbiomes for SeqBiome, his research interests includes the role of the microbiome and host genetics in coeliac disease.

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