Dr. Liam O’Mahony received his BSc in Microbiology from University College Cork, Ireland in 1994 and his PhD in Immunology was awarded in 1998 by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Thereafter, Dr. O’Mahony performed post-doctoral research at the Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, Department of Medicine, University College Cork and the Digestive Diseases Division, UCLA. Dr. O’Mahony was a Principal Investigator at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, from 2003 to 2008. Since 2009, he is the head of Molecular Immunology at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, University of Zürich, Switzerland. His research interests are focused on the molecular basis for microbe and metabolite modulation of mucosal inflammatory responses. He is a co-author on more than 80 published articles and is a co-inventor on 7 granted patents. Current research grants are from the Swiss National Science Fund, European Union and from industry. Dr. O’Mahony currently chairs the Immunology section board of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).