27 Aug 2015

Dr Jane Muir: The FODMAP evolution. Find out more on 30 Sep 2015

Dr Jane Muir
Dr Jane Muir has over 20 years’ experience in the area of nutrition research and is currently Head of Translational Nutrition Science, Department of Gastroenterology in The Central Clinical School. Her research has focused on understanding the role of carbohydrates in the health of the gastrointestinal tract. In her current position, Dr 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 of functional gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr Muir will be speaking at the forthcoming 30 Sept Translational Research symposium hosted by Central Clinical School. See detail below.

Over the last 10 years- their team has proved a strong evidence base for the use of the Low FODMAP diet to control gastrointestinal symptoms associated with IBS. Dr Muir has 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. 

Dr Muir leads the team that developed the ‘Monash University Low FODMAP diet apps’ (for smartphones) which have greatly assisted with the translation of this new diet therapy for controlling IBS symptoms around the world. Dr Muir is now Scientific Director of the ‘Monash FODMAP initiative’ that is currently engaged in commercialising the FODMAP research.

Dr Muir will be speaking at the Central Clinical School's Translational Research Symposium Wednesday, 30 September 2015, on the topic of The FODMAP evolution: Pieces of a puzzle to high quality evidence to translation into clinical practice. .

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