Professor Stephen Simpson, FRS – Professor Stephen is a Scientiﬁc Advisory Board member at BluMaiden Biosciences. Currently he is the Director of the Charles Perkin Centre at the University of Sydney, a Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney, and Executive Director of Obesity Australia. Prior to his current appointments, Simpson was at the University of Oxford for over 20 years. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London as “one of the world’s foremost entomologists and nutritional biologists”.
Simpson is a highly innovative thinker in nutritional science, having developed new measurement and modelling frameworks for studying nutritional intake behaviours in a range of organisms, including humans. This approach, termed nutritional ecology, draws on ecology and evolutionary theory to provide a new foundation for thinking about human nutrition. At BluMaiden Biosciences, he is guiding the scientiﬁc team in their attempts to build a platform for microbiome-enabled personalized nutrition.