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Healthy Aging – Focus On Caregiver Stress

Jun 16, 2016
UCC Symposium creates awareness of research in caregiving Caring for a relative with dementia comes with an underappreciated cost to the health of the caregiver. This important and unpaid work may contribute considerable stress to the caregiver. The health impacts of caregiving are the focus of More

APC at the Forefront of Microbiome Research

APC at the Forefront of Microbiome Research  The APC recently commissioned Leiden-based CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University; https://www.cwts.nl/) to conduct an independent bibliometric analysis of APC publications in the period 2003 to 2013, based on citations up t More

New Books from APC Faculty

Jun 15, 2016
  New Books from APC Faculty    Two new books have just been published by APC Faculty members: The Gut-Brain Axis, 1st Edition Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota Editors Niall Hyland & Catherine Stanton This cutting edge-book, edited by Dr N More

Students Experience Cutting-Edge Science at UCC

Students Experience Cutting-Edge Science at UCC   Budding Biologists, the annual action-packed Transition Year (TY) programme coordinated by the APC Microbiome Institute took place in April.  The weeklong programme provides real insights into “hot” topics such as antibiotic resist More

APC Microbiome Bake-off Raises Money for a Local Charity

APC Microbiome Bake-off Raises Money for a Local Charity There was no shortage of culinary skills, icing expertise and imagination at the APC Microbiome Institute Bake-off, held in May. Bakers were set the challenge of making an edible competition entry (sweet or savoury) under the theme of More

Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship

Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 with more than 1.9 billion adults overweight and over 600 million obese (2014; World Health Organisation).  Currently there is a lack of efficacious, safe and well tolerated obesity drugs, so the More

Profile – Jill Haynes, new EU Grants Manager

Profile - Jill Haynes, new EU Grants Manager APC welcomes Dr Jill Haynes, who recently joined the Institute as EU Grants Manager.  She has a BSc in Genetics and a PhD in Microbiology from University College Cork. During her PhD she investigated a number of novel regulatory genes in Pseudomona More

APC Addresses Grand Challenges in Global Health

May 27, 2016
APC Addresses Grand Challenges in Global Health     The APC Microbiome Institute’s Dr Jennifer Mahony and Professor Douwe van Sinderen were awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their project, ‘Assessment of the Role of Phages in Ch More

APC Successes at the Irish Laboratory Awards

APC Success at the Irish Laboratory Awards   APC’s researchers had major success at the 2016 Irish Laboratory Awards in May, with representatives taking six awards. Mr Pat Casey, APC Preclinical Research Co-ordinator, was awarded Laboratory Staff Member of the Year. Pat said it was More

Article on APC Research wins International Media Prize

May 12, 2016
Article on APC  Research wins International Media Prize   An article entitled “Bacteria the Emotions Factory” describing research at the APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork has won a media prize for a German health journalist. In the article, Simone Einzmann explor More
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