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Mind your Microbes

Jul 28, 2017
New App from APC by Marc McCarthy, APC Research Support Officer [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id="222488656" width="640" height="480" anchor=""] I am proud to announce that Mind Your Microbes (APC’s newest iPad App) has been release More

Detecting pathogenic strains in food products

Using next gen sequencing to detect pathogenic strains in food products By Aaron Walsh, PhD student, APC Microbiome Institute, Teagasc Food Research Foodborne pathogens are responsible for millions of illnesses annually.  The rapid detection of pathogenic strains in food products is essent More

UCC Science for All

Communicating Science to the Public   UCC Science for All is a science communication competition now in its 13th year which challenges young scientists to share the excitement of their research with the general public in an easily understandable manner, without using jargon.  Open to s More

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
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