Dr. Marcus Boehme (PhD Dipl. Troph.) is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Prof. John Cryan and Prof. Ted Dinan at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Ireland. He completed his undergraduate training in Nutrition (Diploma) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany, where he investigated the impact of anti-inflammatory interventions on neurogenesis in the aged rodent brain. Dr. Boehme received his PhD from the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany, where he studied the long-term consequences of sepsis on brain plasticity and behaviour across lifespan.
His current research is focused on the impact of diet-microbiome interactions on neuroimmune signaling, behaviour and brain function across lifespan. He is the lead researcher on the Cork-led European-wide project AMBROSIAC, investigating the relationships between diet, stress and cognition across lifespan with a focus on the gut microbiota as a key mediator. Moreover, he is interested in the role of novel dietary interventions on the gut microbiome and their importance on cognition and ageing.