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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

Distinguished Scientist Prize

Aug 29, 2017
John Cryan Awarded Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award Professor John Cryan, Head of Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute was awarded the “Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award” from Neuroscience I 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; http://www.neurogastro2017.org/), 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="http://apc.ucc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/mymplaybutton.png"] 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

UCC Science for All

Communicating Science to the Public   UCC Science for All is a science communication competition now in its 13th year which challenges young scientists to share the excitement of their research with the general public in an easily understandable manner, without using jargon.  Open to s More

Transition Year Experiences

Jul 27, 2017
Inspiring the next generation of scientists     APC coordinates two different transition year programmes where secondary school students (aged 16 years approx.)  come to UCC for a week to learn about the varied career opportunities open to science graduates. The annual APC B More

Recent Grants and Awards

Recent Grants and Awards No PROBLeMS Catherine Stanton, Colin Hill, Paul Ross and Gerald Fitzgerald have received funding as partner in the H2020 MSCA-RISE project   NO PROBLeMS (Nourishing PRObiotics to Bees to Mitigate Stressors).  The project is coordinated by the University of Bologna More

Life Beyond the Lab 4

On Top of Europe By Sally Cudmore, APC General Manager If you ever want to spend a holiday literally tied to your spouse and children, then this comes highly recommended (and the only kinks were in the rope)! Over the winter we decided to attempt a Mont Blanc summit in July, so the interveni More
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