Dr. Roy Fuller, BSc, MSc, PhD, CBiol, FIBiol.


Leading Expert in Gut Microbial Ecology

Selected publications:

Fuller, R. (2004) What is a Probiotic? Biologist, 51, 232.

Fuller R & Perdigon G (2003) Gut Flora ,Nutrition, Immunity and health, Blackwell, Oxford.

Perdigon G, Fuller R, and R. R. (2001) Lactic acid bacteria and their effect on the immune system. Review. Current Issues of Intestinal Microbiology.

Fuller, R. (1999). Probiotics for Farm Animals. In: Tannock, G. W., ed. Probiotics: A critical review. Horizon Scientific Press, New York, 15-22.

Fuller et al., “Modification of the intestinal microflora using probiotics and prebiotics,” Scand J Gastroenterol Suppl, 222:28-31 (1997).

Havenaar et al. “Selection of strains for probiotic use, in Priobiotics, the scientific basis,” Edited by R Fuller R. Probiotics: an overview. In: Gibson S A W, editor; Gibson S A W, editor. Human health: the contribution of microorganisms. New York, N.Y: Springer-Verlag; 1994. pp. 63–73.

Fuller. London, UK, Chapman and Hall, pp. 209-224 (1992).

Fuller R (1992). Probiotics: The scientific basis. Ed. Fuller R. London: Chapman and Hall.

Fuller, R. “Probiotics in Human Medicine.” Gut 1991, 32, 434-442.

Tannock GW, Fuller R, Smith SL, Hall MA. Plasmid profiling of members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, lactobacilli, and bifidobacteria to study the transmission of bacteria from mother to infant. J Clin Microbiol. 1990 Jun;28(6):1225–1228.

Fuller, R. 1989. A review: Probiotics in man and animals. J Appl. Bacteriol. 66, 365-378.

Fuller R. and Cole C.B. (1988) The scientific basis of the probiotic concepts. In Probiotics – Theory and Applications, 1 – 14 (Ed. B.A. Stark and J.M. Wilkinson). Chalcombe Publications, Marlow.

Cole CB, Fuller R. A note on the effect of host specific fermented milk on the coliform population of the neonatal rat gut. J Appl Bacteriol. 1984 Jun;56(3):495–498.

Garvie EI, Cole CB, Fuller R, Hewitt D (1984). The effect of yoghurt on some components of the gut microflora and the metabolism of lactose in the rat. J. Appl. Microbiol. 56:237–245.

Fuller R (1978). Epithelial attachment and other factors controlling the colonisation of the intestine of the gnotobiotic chicken by lactobacilli.

Expertise and research areas:

Gut microecology, probiotics in human and animal health, probiotic effect on immune system, health effects.