About the Author
Anton Emmanuel is Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital, London and one of the rising stars of the UK gastroenterology scene. His clinical work encompasses being director of the GI Physiology Unit at University College Hospital as well as providing a general gastroenterology service. His research includes basic gut neurophysiology and the study of the aetiology and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders of the upper and lower gut. He currently supervises 9 post-graduate research fellows undertaking higher degrees. Laboratory work is undertaken jointly with colleagues in UCL, Imperial College and industry. He is the Secretary of the NeuroGastroenterology section of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Eamonn Quigley is Professor of Medicine and Human Physiology, University College Cork, Cork, IrelandHe has formerly been Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre (UNMC). There he developed there a clinical research centre for the study of gastrointestinal motility and pursued parallel studies in a variety of in vitro and in vivo animal models.In 1998, Prof. Quigley on returning to Cork as Professor of Medicine and Human Physiology he was the first Head of the Medical School from 2000-7. He is a principal investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2003 and again in 2009 where his interests are in host-microbiota interactions in gastrointestinal disorders.Prof. Quigley is Vice President of the American College of Gastroenterology and a past Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He has published over 500 original articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters; authored or co-authored six books and monographs. He has received a variety of honours and awards from medical and gastroenterological societies and universities throughout the world.