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Research Interests

Sharon's key research interests lie in understanding the role that rumen microbes play in ruminant food security. Her research is strategically focused on understanding the functionality of rumen microbeswith the aim of addressing food security and human healthcoupled with industrial biotechnology related to the rumen microbiome. Sharon also has a general interest in microbiomes and occasionally focuses attention on poultry, pig and even human lung microbiomes.

Sharon coordinates the global 'Rumen Microbial Genomics' network, is an editor for the journals Microbiome and Frontiers in Microbiology, as well as a ruminant nutrition section editor for the journal Animal.


Sharon is in receipt of a Brazil Special Visiting Researcher Award (2014 - present).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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