NeuroGASTRO 2017

Aug 21, 2017
neurogastro2017dsc_0188 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;, the flagship conference of the More

Mind your Microbes

Jul 28, 2017
mymplaybutton New App from APC by Marc McCarthy, APC Research Support Officer [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id="222488656" width="640" height="480" anchor=""] I am proud to announce that Mind Your Microbes (APC’s newest iPad App) has been release More

Detecting pathogenic strains in food products

fionacrispieaaronwalshpaulcotter2016kefirw 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

Understanding How Pain is Bugging you…

Jun 20, 2017
johncryan2017 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

RIA elects APC Members

May 27, 2017
johncryanpaulrossfergusshanahanria2017 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

Lab Awards 2017

commercial-laboratory-of-the-year-grace-ocallaghanfionacrispie 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

Let’s turn the world purple!

May 19, 2017
2017purpleucc3 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

Scared by Bugs

May 18, 2017
fear-0002 A Role for the Microbiome in Regulating Fear Responses New research from the APC has shown that the microbiome regulates fear responses and modifies the brain function of adult mice. The research shows at least in animal models, that major disturbances in communication between the gut micro More

Looking small, thinking Big

May 3, 2017
sfiphagelondoneventbanner-updated How bacterial viruses can change medicine as we know it Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) are partnering together to deliver an evening of insight into the world of bacterial viruses – the most abundant entities on earth. Bacterial viruses, or p More

Young Microbiologist Recognised

fems-escmid-award-winner-francesca-bottacini-283x300 Francesca Bottacini receives FEMS-ESMID Award   Many congratulations to Dr Francesca Bottacini who has received a FEMS-ESMID Award. The FEMS-ESCMID Award is a joint initiative with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) to foster and recogniz More
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