Linda Giblin is a Molecular/Cellular Biologist. Since 2003, Linda has led a research group at Teagasc with interests in Food bioactives, Food digestion, Food bioavailability, Satiety, Nutrient sensing in the gut, Adipocyte function, prenatal programming and Genotype-phenotype interactions. She is a Principal Investigator/Coordinator on numerous national and EU funded projects with >€4 million external funding allocated to her lab which includes 9 Industrial Research projects (>€100,000). She has supervised 8 PhD and 10 MSc postgraduates to completion, and mentored 7 postdoctoral scientists. She sits on the industry advisory panel for Cork Institute of Technology BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health Science programme. She also sits on several Teagasc Task forces and recently sat on the Irish Government Senior Officials Group on Smart Ageing, Dept of An Taoiseach. Linda’s skill set includes building models of the intestinal barrier to measure bioavailability of dairy products/ingredients, as they transit the gut to reach their target organs. Linda’s lab is vastly experienced in cellular and biochemical assays to assess health benefits of dairy products/ingredients. Linda has >60 peer reviewed publications (26 as first or last author of original research publications), 4 invited book chapters, h-index of 23. Linda is carrying out research in Spoke 8 digestive characteristics in VistaMilk and is co-supervising one PhD student in this spoke with UCC.