Oct 12, 2017
Promoting diversity in STEM through Portuguese
Even though immigration is relatively new in Ireland, 10% of the students in Irish primary schools are immigrants. Having to manage culturally diverse classes is therefore a new challenge for Irish schools. To avoid social exclusion and underac More
Sep 5, 2017
Prof. John Cryan, First Irish President of European Behavioural Pharmacology Society
Professor John Cryan, Head of Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute has been selected to be the new President of European Behavioural Pharmacology Society ( More
Aug 25, 2017
APC Microbiome Institute Scientists Show Surprising New Impact of Gut Bacteria on Gene Expression in the Brain
Small things can sometimes make a big difference and this may be doubly true considering the crosstalk between the microbes in our gut (microbiome) and the brain. The extent, and the m More
Aug 21, 2017
APC Microbiome Institute hosts a Festival of Neurogastroenterology
This week sees the APC Microbiome Institute host a festival of neurogastroenterology in University College Cork, culminating with NeuroGASTRO 2017 (August 24-26th; http://www.neurogastro2017.org/), the flagship conference of the More
Jul 28, 2017
New App from APC
by Marc McCarthy, APC Research Support Officer
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I am proud to announce that Mind Your Microbes (APC’s newest iPad App) has been release More
Using next gen sequencing to detect pathogenic strains in food products
By Aaron Walsh, PhD student, APC Microbiome Institute, Teagasc Food Research
Foodborne pathogens are responsible for millions of illnesses annually. The rapid detection of pathogenic strains in food products is essent More
Jun 20, 2017
APC Scientists Uncover Critical Role for Microbes in Mediating Gut Pain
by John Cryan
APC Scientists have shown that, at least in mice, gut bacteria play a key role in regulating abdominal pain and its associated changes in the brain and spinal cord.
Visceral pain is a global term used to More
May 27, 2017
Fergus Shanahan and John Cryan elected to Royal Irish Academy
Professor Fergus Shanahan and Prof John Cryan were among eighteen new members elected to the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities.
Since 1785 membership of the Academy More
Congratulations to the APC Winners at Irish Laboratory Awards 2017!
APC Microbiome Institute researchers were well represented among the winners of this year's Irish Laboratory Awards.
- "Scientist of the Year" Prof Catherine Stanton
- "Food Laboratory of the Year" and "Commercial Laborat More
May 19, 2017
World IBD Day is today (May 19th 2017). The Main Quadrangle in University College Cork, and many famous landmarks worldwide, will be lit in purple to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which are Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
Forty thousand people in Irela More