As well as the Cultech team of research scientists, we have our own ProVen experts dedicated to providing research and information for all our customers
Dr Nigel Plummer PhD has his doctorate in microbial physiology from the University of Surrey, UK and has worked at Pfizer in antibiotic research and development. His research on the use of normal flora in the prevention and treatment of genito-urinary candidiasis has won him numerous awards.
Dr Plummer continues his solid commitment to research and specialises in probiotics, natural antimicrobials and fish oils. He has collaborated with research institutes and universities within the UK and Europe, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, the University of Swansea Medical School, Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield Medical School.
Dr Plummer lectures extensively in North America, Europe and the UK and has developed an interest in the concept of fetal disease programming, the controlling factors involved and the potential to influence programmed events as a means of prevention of chronic disease development.
As managing director of Cultech Ltd, Dr Plummer developed the Lab4 consortia with his team almost 15 years ago and has since been committed to supporting the efficacy of the Lab4 consortia via ongoing research.
Dr Iveta Garaiova is a researcher at Cultech Ltd, working on reviewing the latest scientific literature to support the company in remaining up-to-date with current developments in the probiotic industry. Iveta has a Masters degree in Food Chemistry and a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. She worked at the Institute of medical chemistry, biochemistry and clinical biochemistry at Comenius University Medical School and her research focused on the relationship between antioxidant systems and markers of oxidative stress in Down syndrome.
Iveta came to the UK in 1999 and joined Cultech in 2003, working in the field of probiotics and fish oils and their impact on well-being. She has been working with probiotics for 13 years and was responsible for the management of all the company’s probiotic studies in collaboration with Universities within the UK and Slovakia and for the generation of peer reviewed scientific papers from these studies alongside the preparation of technical dossiers. She has experience in integrating graduate and postgraduate students into the commercial research environment (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Go Wales schemes).
Since 2016, Iveta has been working part-time at Cultech focusing on reviewing the latest scientific literature on specific topics related to nutritional supplements, preparation of presentations and liaising with the marketing department to provide scientific support for the marketing publications. Iveta is also a lay member of the local research ethics committee, WALES REC 6.
Adrienne is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and NLP Practitioner, having gained a first class Nutritional Therapy degree at the Centre for Nutrition and Lifestyle Management in 2013.
Prior to studying nutrition, Adrienne achieved a degree in business and an MBA distinction and had more than 14 years’ experience in the media industry in senior marketing positions.
Since graduating as a nutritional therapist, Adrienne has worked with a wide range of clients with multiple health issues and is particularly interested in gut and hormonal health.
Adrienne is marketing manager and nutritionist at ProVen Probiotics.
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