May 3, 2017
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
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
Apr 20, 2017
New EU Yeast Biotech Project
Scientists at University College Cork are leading a new European project that aims to change the way we produce fuels and plastic. Currently, oil is the source of our fuels and plastics and is also the source for some of the ingredients in our cosmetics, nutriti More
Apr 6, 2017
Darren Reidy wins UCC Science for All
Darren Reidy a PhD student at UCC’s School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, has emerged as the winner of the thirteenth annual UCC Science for All competition.
Born and raised in Listowel, with a love for the lakes and mountains Dar More
Apr 3, 2017
The Rugby Microbiome Team
By Wiley Barton, APC PhD student
APC scientists have taken our research on the microbiome of professional rugby players to a whole new league.
Together with collaborators at Imperial College London, we have shown that the gut microbiome of pro More
Mar 27, 2017
Endless cycles of evolution?
What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow at the APC Micr More
Mar 14, 2017
Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart
by Paul Ryan, previous APC PhD student, now studying medicine
APC Microbiome Institute scientists have confirmed that gut microbes play a role in heart health. We also demonstrated that we should consume porridge regularly to get the benefits of oat More
Mar 2, 2017
APC and Suntory Wellness Scientists Reconsider Metchnikoff
by Dr Karen Scott, Postdoctoral Scientist, Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis, APC Microbiome Institute
Over one hundred years ago, Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian scientist and Nobel laureate working at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, hypothesis More
Milk is more than a drink
- Cremo highlights APC Collaboration
by Dr. Bernard L. Roy, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Cremo SA, Switzerland
The APC Microbiome Institute and Cremo have been working together on collaborative projects since 2012 with the common vision of the maintenance of hea More
Feb 1, 2017
Paul Cotter features in "Trust me, I'm a Doctor "
What are fermented foods and which are best for improving our gut health?
This is one of the questions addressed in the first episode of the new series of “Trust me, I’m a Doctor” which was broadcast on BBC2 TV at 8pm on Wednesday 1 More