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Tick tock goes the microbiome clock

Aug 12, 2019
APC partners with the Glucksman for Circadian Rhythms Exhibition                                                  All life on earth operates to a daily 24-hour cycle – through rhythmic patterns of activity that are known as Circadian Rhythms. Our c More

Game of Microbes Winter is Coming!

Jun 27, 2019
Game of Microbes Winter is Coming! Scientists from APC Microbiome Ireland in UCC are calling for action against the global threat of antibiotic resistance on World Microbiome Day (June 27). Antibiotics have been the weapon of choice for treating bacterial infections for the last 80 years. Co More

New Director for APC Microbiome Ireland

Jun 26, 2019
Prof Paul Ross appointed as new Director of APC Microbiome Ireland APC Microbiome Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Paul Ross as Director, following an extensive international search process by University College Cork. “Microbiome science is now transforming mos More

World Microbiome Day 2019

Jun 17, 2019
Celebrating all things Microbiome World Microbiome Day will take place on Thursday 27th June 2019.  The theme for 2019  is Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics. PLEASE GET INVOLVED by organising an event and posting it on  On social media use #WorldMic More

RIA honours Catherine Stanton and Ivan Perry

May 27, 2019
Royal Irish Academy Admittance Day Professor Catherine Stanton and Ivan Perry were among 27 new Members of the Royal Irish Academy welcomed by Professor Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy, at the 2019 admittance day ceremony. Welcoming these eminent scholars to the Academy Profess More

McMaster honours Fergus Shanahan

DSc Awarded to Fergus Shanahan  Fergus Shanahan was recognized by the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada,  where he was awarded a DSc at their Spring Convocation ceremony. Fergus was a McMaster research fellow from 1981 to 1983.  An inventive and prolific imm More

Could Fibre be the Ferrari for your Brain?

May 16, 2019
APC Scientists target gut microbes to reverse the effects of ageing in middle age Middle age is a time of life where various physiological changes occur and can lead to alterations of brain function, including cognitive impairments. However, the mechanisms underpinning such changes are unclear More

Funding for SFI Research Centres announced

May 9, 2019
Ministers Humphreys and Halligan announce €230 million funding of six world-leading SFI Research Centres Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, announced an inv More

National Workplace Wellbeing Day

Apr 11, 2019
APC Community Enhances Wellbeing   Friday 12th April is National Workplace Wellbeing Day, and the APC Wellbeing Committee is encouraging the whole APC community to get involved! Planned APC activities include: Random Acts of Kindness, where colleagues can take a treat from the “ More

Microbiome Memory

Perinatal factors affect the gut microbiota up to four years after birth APC Microbiome Ireland researchers have shown the existence of a ‘Microbiome Memory’, proving the importance of early life events on later life microbiota. Prof. Catherine Stanton and her lab have worked extensively in More
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