APC Public Forum

Nov 3, 2017
Sport, Nutrition and the Microbiome Exercise and healthy eating are the most powerful ways in which we can influence our health.  If you are an aspiring sports person, are involved in training/coaching sports people or you would just like to learn a bit more about how to combine food and exer More

APC Microbiome Institute embraces Native Scientist

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

First Irish President of European Behavioural Pharmacology Society

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

Thinking small

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

NeuroGASTRO 2017

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;, the flagship conference of the More

Mind your Microbes

Jul 28, 2017
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

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
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
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

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
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