Research Director, Alltech
Dr. Richard Murphy is the research director at Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne, Ireland. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1994 from the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, he received a research scholarship from Alltech and completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Biochemistry at NUI, Galway in 1999. His doctoral research focused on the production of enzymes of industrial importance. Following his move to Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre, his research focused on the physicochemical characterization of organic trace elements and minerals in addition to microbial fermentation technologies.
Murphy maintains strong links with numerous universities and research institutions and has been appointed as an adjunct professor on the faculty of science and health studies at Dublin City University. His research activities are diverse, including areas such as trace element and mineral bioavailability, the influence of the microbiome on gastrointestinal health, pathogen control, antimicrobial resistance, coordination chemistry and cellular redox reactions.