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Fermenting an Oil-Free Future

Apr 20, 2017
chassy 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

Science for All a Winner

Apr 6, 2017
darrenreidy_c1_9844w 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

Sharing Science

Apr 5, 2017
ciaraelainekatiescienceforallfinal2017 Science without the Jargon at UCC Would you  like to know more about how travel affect the microbes in our guts, how microbes affect drug uptake,   how stress in pregnancy affects the microbiome,  how chemistry is being used in developing new technology in solar energy, how bile affects th More

Gut Scrum

Apr 3, 2017
gutscrumrugmymicrobiomepaulcotterorlaosullivanwileybarton2017img_0163w The Rugby Microbiome Team The microoganisms that reside in the gut, or gut microbiome, of professional athletes is distinct from that of the general public both functionally (i.e., what they do) and metabolically (i.e., what they produce). So say scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute an More

Bacteria and phages

Mar 27, 2017
paulinescanlancn2_3851web 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

Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart

Mar 14, 2017

“Oatmeal; healthy bugs and a happy heart “ according to research published today by scientists at the Science Foundation Ireland-funded APC Microbiome Institute in Cork.
Pictured are (left to right):

Prof Noel Caplice, Professor of Cardiovascular Science, Director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology and investigator APC Microbiome Institute, UCC, Prof Catherine Stanton, leader of the research, APC Microbiome Institute and Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Co. Cork, and Dr Paul Ryan, APC Microbiome Institute, UCC.

Picture: Cathal Noonan Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart APC Microbiome Institute scientists have confirmed that gut microbes play a role in heart health.  They also demonstrated that we should consume porridge regularly to get the benefits of oat beta glucan for heart and gut health! The study, published i More

APC Scientists on TV and Radio

Mar 2, 2017
andrewallendrtv APC scientists featured on DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation and BBC health programmes John Cryan, Karen Scott and Andrew Allen featured in a Danish science television programme 'Sundhedsmagasinet' which was broadcast in Denmark on the 10th January 2017 The Sundhedsmagasinet team Peter Qvor More

A rewarding experience at the APC

roberta_pic A rewarding experience at the APC By Roberta Prete, Visiting PhD student from the University of Teramo, Italy I had the great pleasure to work with Dr. Susan Joyce and Dr. Cormac Gahan at the APC for almost 9 months where I contributed to research on Bile Salt Hydrolase and learned many new More

APC Scientist visits China

catherinestantonchina APC Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies Professor Catherine Stanton from the APC Microbiome Institute and Teagasc participated in a  recent series of seminars on Ireland’s Dairy Nutrition and Infant Formula Manufacturing (IFM), R&D and Investment, which was hosted by Enterpri More

New Research Projects Funded

paulcotteraidancoffey New Research Projects Funded Dr Paul Cotter, APC Funded Investigator based at Teagasc,  has been awarded €603,909 by the Irish Government Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)  for a research project “Generation of Functional Foods to promote the growth of newly identified More
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