Researcher biography

Eugeni Roura is an enthusiastic nutritional chemosensing scientist. After obtaining a degree in Veterinary Sciences (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona -UAB-) he focused his interest in digestive physiology and nutrition (PhD in Nutrition –Univ. of California and UAB-). He joined the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2010 as a member of the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, where he leads a research team with the main interest related to mechanisms involved in sensing dietary nutrients and their involvement in appetite modulation and food/feed intake in humans, pigs and poultry. In 2011 he joined the UQ School of Biomedical Sciences as an Affiliated Senior Lecturer and in 2017 he was appointed as Foreign Professor of the Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities (China). He has authored over 60 refereed papers, has been guest speaker to over 40 scientific conferences and presented more than 100 university and industry seminars. He is currently serving as expert evaluator of 2 national research grant programs, past-president of the Australasian Association for Chemo Sensory Science, member of the Standards Australia Committee FT-022 (Sensory Analysis of Food), R&D and Education Committee member of the Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd, Vice-Chairperson of the Board Specialty Committee of Mongolian Medicine, and Member of the International Steering Committee of the Digestive Physiology of Pigs. In addition, Eugeni has been involved in several international conference organizing committees. In particular, he was the co-Chair of the Digestive Physiology of Pigs 2018. Prior to joining UQ, he worked for the food and feed industries in R&D and Technical Executive Management in a market-focused, highly competitive global environment.