Friday 6 – Sunday 8 February 2020, Sydney Showgrounds

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Jane Muir

Prof Jane Muir is a Nutrition Scientist and Dietitian with over 25 years’ experience in the area of nutrition research.

She is the head of Translational Nutrition Science, Department of Gastroenterology, Central Clinical School, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her research has focused on understanding the role of indigestible carbohydrates in the health of the gastrointestinal tract. In her current position, Prof Muir works in collaboration with Professor Peter Gibson, Head of Gastroenterology.

A major area of their research involves investigating the role of poorly absorbed short chain carbohydrates (called FODMAPs) on the genesis of symptoms in patients with functional gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over the last 14 years- their team has provided a strong evidence base for the use of the Low FODMAP diet to control gastrointestinal symptoms associated with IBS. The Monash University team have also contributed to a greater understanding around non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. The team’s work in this area was considered in the ‘Ten-of-the-Best’ awards by the NHMRC in 2015.

Prof Muir helped to establish the techniques to quantify the various FODMAP carbohydrates in foods. The team at Monash have assembled the largest FODMAP food composition tables which have been essential for research into studying the physiological effects of these sugars in the gastrointestinal tract. Prof Muir also leads the team that developed the ‘Monash University Low FODMAP diet apps’ (for smartphones) and ‘Monash Low FODMAP Food Certification program’ which have greatly assisted with the translation of this new diet therapy for controlling gastrointestinal symptoms around the world.


Friday 6 – Sunday 8 February 2020, Sydney Showgrounds

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