Riccardo Scotti and Cinzia Cantacessi

Riccardo Scotti is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Quadram Institute Bioscience in Norwich, United Kingdom. He is an expert in microbial ecology and has vast experience in the characterisation of soil and animal microbiomes. His current research focus involves the application of metagenomics technologies to the rapid detection of foodborne pathogens.

Cinzia Cantacessi is a Reader in Parasite Infection Biology at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Her work focuses on untangling mechanisms of interactions between helminth parasites of humans and animals, the gut microbiome and the host immune system, with a view towards targeting such relationships for the development of new strategies for parasite control.

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