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

New APC Collaboration announced

Mar 20, 2019
APC Microbiome Ireland and PepsiCo announce new collaboration   APC Microbiome Ireland  is delighted to announce a new collaboration with PepsiCo, relating to foods with functional benefits.  The announcement was made at the SFI Food Innovation Roundtable in Washington last week where represe More

SFI St Patrick’s Day Medals Awarded

Mar 12, 2019
Prof Eamonn Quigley and Mr Michael Mahoney awarded  St Patrick's Day Science Medals Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D.,  presented Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) prestigious St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Prof Eamonn Quigley, Chief of More

Summertime and APC labs are where you should be!

Mar 8, 2019
APC Summer Studentships Announced Are you a third year undergraduate student of science, engineering or medicine who wants to gain valuable lab experience in a world-leading research centre? APC Microbiome Ireland ( is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre at Univers More

Stress and how to reduce during Pregnancy  

Mar 4, 2019
Is a child's mental health linked to stress during pregnancy?   Research funded by the Health Research Board at APC Microbiome Ireland in University College Cork aims to better understand maternal stress and the role played by gut microbes during pregnancy and is the topic of a public More