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APC to host Microbiome-based Foods for Health Workshop in Brussels

Dec 21, 2015
APC to host Microbiome-based Foods for Health and Sustainability Workshop The APC Microbiome Institute will host a workshop in Brussels entitled ‘Microbiome-based Foods for Health and Sustainability’  on 23rd February 2016 at the Thon Hotel EU. We propose that the next generation of fu More

APC-SFI-AbbVie Research Collaboration Announced

Nov 22, 2015
AbbVie and SFI invest €7.5 million in  new APC Microbiome Institute research collaboration in Crohn's disease 21st November 2015 The APC Microbiome Institute is delighted to announce a €7.5m investment by Science Foundation Ireland and AbbVie for a five-year research collaboration  More

APC features in “10 Things to Know About”

Nov 16, 2015
APC features  in   "10  Things to Know About" APC's John Cryan, Ted Dinan and Catherine Stanton all feature in tonight's "Guts" episode of the TV series "10 Things to Know About" on RTE 1  tonight at 8.30pm A healthy gut is essential for our  mental as well as our physical health.  J More

APC Celebrates Science Week 2015

Nov 10, 2015
All hands are on deck at the APC this week for Science Week Ireland (8-15 November).  Themed “Design your future”, Science Week 2.0 marks 20 years of the national event coordinated by Science Foundation Ireland that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathe More

Recent Awards

  Recent Awards John Cryan was awarded the Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer Prize for his lecture “Microbiota-Gut Brain-Axis:From Neurodevelopment to Behaviour” at the annual meeting of the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (NBTS) in Montreal, Canada Conor Feehily received the NUIG More

Probiotic May Help Alleviate Stress-Related Condition

Oct 19, 2015
The probiotic  Bifidobacterium longum 1714 may help reduce stress and improve memory according to a small study of healthy men presented at  Neuroscience 2015, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago. The APC Microbiome Institute researchers had previously shown that t More

A genomic encyclopedia for Lactobacillus

Oct 2, 2015
A genomic encyclopedia for Lactobacillus   - comparative genomics of 213 strains expands biotechnology potential A genomic encyclopedia for Lactobacillus has been published in Nature Communications by a large international consortium led by Prof Paul O’Toole at the APC Microbiome Institute. More

Paul Ross honoured in great minds list

Paul Ross  honoured in great minds list Professor Paul Ross, Head of College of Science Engineering & Food Science at University College Cork and Principal Investigator in the APC’s Microbes to Molecules Research Spoke, has been included in the 2015 Thomson Reuters “World’s Most Infl More

APC Microbiome Institute Launched

Aug 28, 2015
APC Microbiome Institute Launched 28 August 2015 The APC Microbiome Institute was formally launched as a national institute within University College Cork on 28th August 2015, in recognition of the significantly increased scale of research activities and the importance of microbes in health. More

APC announces research alliance with 4D pharma plc

Aug 7, 2015
APC announces research alliance with 4D pharma plc The APC Microbiome Institute is pleased to announce a research collaboration with 4D pharma plc to develop live biotherapeutics for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and associated CNS Disorders. The programme, worth  €4.8 million, will support More