Food is Funky for Kilworth Kids

Apr 27, 2016
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

Talking Science – without the jargon

Apr 2, 2016
Talking Science – without the jargon Would you like to know more about using probiotics to treat cancer, diet and Listeria monocytogenes infection, making more soluble medicines, or how about learning about a brand new drug for treating cystic fibrosis? These are just some of the excitin More

APC Hosts Microbiome Expert Workshop in Brussels

Mar 31, 2016
Microbiome Workshop, Brussels: A Summary & Presentations The next generation of functional foods and animal feed will be directed towards the microbiome to improve health, drive food production and support a more sustainable agriculture. These were the starting points of discussions at More