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APC scientists featured on DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation and BBC health programmes


John Cryan, Karen Scott and Andrew Allen featured in a Danish science television programme ‘Sundhedsmagasinet’ which was broadcast in Denmark on the 10th January 2017

The Sundhedsmagasinet team Peter Qvortr and Lillian Gjerulf Kretz travelled to UCC to interview Prof Cryan. In the programme the Danish film crew journey through the APC research laboratories exploring the different aspects of Prof Cryan’s research and meeting the team at their work.

Presenter Lillian Gjerulf Kretz even took part in a research study with Dr Andrew Allen and Dr Karen Scott as they examine the impact of probiotic supplementation on stress and cognitive performance. Great insights into the research work in the Cryan lab are featured in the programme as are lovely views of UCC and Cork.

‌‌Photo: Danish presenter Lillian Gjerulf working with Dr Andrew Allen

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paulcottertrustmeimadoctordec2016APC’s Paul Cotter, Head of Food Biosciences at Teagasc, and his PhD student, Aaron Walsh, contributed to the BBC health programme “Trust me, I’m a Doctor” which was broadcast on BBC2 on February 1st 2017.  What are fermented foods and which are best for improving our gut health? was one of the questions addressed.

The “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” team investigated home-made and off-the-shelf fermented foods such as kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha and soft cheese. Dr Adele Costabile and her team at Roehampton University analysed the samples and Dr Paul Cotter discussed the results on the programme.

Another question addressed on the programme was “Can we alter the make-up of the microbes in our gut to improve our health?”  For the programme a small feeding study was carried in Inverness. Paul Cotter and Aaron Walsh at Teagasc contributed to the analysis.

If you missed it catch up on BBC Player ((outside ROI)

Further information at :  and on BBC news

Photo: Paul Cotter and Michael Mosely

Chilean TV News Station 24 HORAS featured Prof John Cryan’s work in a news report ‘El desconocido impacto de las bacterias en nuestro cuerp’  during the Congreso del Futuro in Chile.

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