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New APC PhD Graduates

Apr 27, 2016
New APC PhD Graduates Congratulations to the Spring 2016 APC PhD Graduates from UCC School of Microbiology.   Amy O'Callaghan           - Comparative Genome Analysis of Human Bifidobacteria with Commercial Potential. Kiera Murphy   - Infant Nutrition and The Gut Microbi More

Science Without Jargon

Science Without Jargon Carol McCarthy, School of Pharmacy, UCC and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), won this year’s UCC Science for All competition for her talk “Sense and Solubility; Using Silica to Make New Medicines for Patients”.  The competition, now i More

Creating Awareness of Research in Caregiving

Creating Awareness of Research in Caregiving An increasing number of people in Ireland provide care for a relative for dementia. This important unpaid work comes with an underappreciated cost to the health of the caregiver. Often a neglected area of research, it is currently being investigate More

Food is Funky for Kilworth Kids

Food is Funky for Kilworth Kids A group of 42 pupils aged 10-12 from St Martins National School in Kilworth visited Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark recently to take part in “Food is Funky – but what happens after you swallow” workshops. These hands-on workshops allow kids to fol More

Recent Funding Successes

Recent Funding Successes  APC Successes in “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” Joint Programming Initiative Researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute at UCC and Teagasc were awarded ~€2m in the latest round of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life More

Life Beyond the Lab 2

Life Beyond the Lab 2 When he’s not battling with colony-picking robots, navigating the corridors with stacks of bacterial libraries or solving APC IT problems, Marc McCarthy switches off by getting down to some good old fashioned techno, on some good old reliable wax. “I have been playing More

European Nutrition Leadership Platform

European Nutrition Leadership Platform Ruairi Robertson recently attended the European Nutrition Leadership Platform (ENLP) in Luxemburg.  The ENLP aims to provide leadership, communication and career development skills to early-stage researchers, industry and policy professionals in the fie More

On Sabbatical at APC – Professor Ian Sanderson

On Sabbatical at APC – Professor Ian Sanderson Ian Sanderson came to the APC Microbiome Institute last autumn from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust for a period of sabbatical research.  Ian is a paediatric gastroenterologist, and for 15 years, has led a large depa More

Profile – Pauline Scanlan

Profile - Pauline Scanlan Pauline Scanlan recently joined the APC Microbiome Institute as a Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow.  She has a BSc in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology and a PhD in Medicine from University College Cork. In 2008, she moved to the D More

Gut Microbes Regulate Myelination in the Brain

Apr 6, 2016
Gut Microbes Regulate Myelination in the Brain APC scientists have shown for the first time that gut bacteria have a direct physical effect on the brain. The researchers have shown that myelination of nerves in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain is dependent on the presence of the host More
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