Justin Abi-Assaf

Postgraduate Researcher EDESIA PhD Programme

Justin is currently part of the EDESIA PhD Programme.

The Wellcome Trust-funded EDESIA PhD programme combines the multidisciplinary expertise across the Norwich Research Park (NRP). It involves a rotation year during which Justin will undergo different projects tackling different aspects of health such as cancer research, cognitive health, and the gut microbiota. Justin’s¬†research interests lie in health, nutrition, microbiology, and drug discovery. He is interested in utilising food, particularly plant-based bioactive compounds, not only as a source of sustenance but also as a tool to reduce morbidity and ultimately improve human health.¬†Ultimately, he aims on narrowing down his research topic by utilising the collaborative spirit of the NRP to produce scientific research with a positive impact on society.