Dr Daniel Commane
Through dietary intervention and modelling studies, the Northumbria group have observed evidence of significant benefits to gut health associated with consuming Quorn mycoprotein. We believe these benefits are due to the composition of the fungal cell wall, and we continue to probe the influence this cell wall might have on human health.
Daniel Commane is the Food and Nutrition research theme lead at Northumbria University. He completed a Yakult funded PhD at the University of Ulster investigating the mechanisms by which pro- and prebiotics protect against colorectal cancer development.
He then completed post-doctoral training in gut health at Newcastle University. He has spent the last 13 years leading degree programmes in Food and Nutrition at the Universities of Chester, Reading and more recently at Northumbria.
His current research focuses on understanding the relationships between diet and the microbiome in gut and systemic health.