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
May 18, 2017
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
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