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

Life Beyond the Lab 3

Row, row, row your boat…… By Aifric Keogh, APC researcher and international rower I’ve been rowing for over 10 years and can’t imagine life without it.  I usually have around 15 training sessions per week. It can be tough to juggle lab work and training but with proper planning and More

Profile – David Keohane

David Keohane, APC MD Fellow David graduated from UCC School of Medicine in 2010. Subsequently, he gained a Masters (MMedSc) in Sports and Exercise Medicine from UCC, a Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine from NUIG and Specialist Registration in Primary Care with the Irish College of General Pr More

Looking small; Thinking Big

London Event with Colin Hill & Louise Jopling, J&J Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) in London partnered to deliver an evening of insight into the world of bacterial viruses – the most abundant entities on earth. Bacterial viruses, or p More

Understanding How Pain is Bugging you…

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

RIA elects APC Members

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

Lab Awards 2017

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

Let’s turn the world purple!

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