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APC Engaging Peers and the Public

Dec 5, 2016
ploughing APC engaging peers and the public APC’s Education and Public Engagement team have had a busy few months. BIG Event/ STEM Communicators Conference at W5 Interactive Discovery Centre in Belfast APC hosted a workshop “All about Microbes: from the Microbiome to Antimicrobial Resistance More

Gold for Cork iGEM team

Nov 27, 2016
NO REPRO FEE. 27-09-2016. The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) programme supports undergraduate research projects in synthetic biology and genetic engineering in order to solve global, real-world problems. This yearís UCC team are working on new vaccine and gene delivery systems using engineered bacteria. They will join over 3000 students to present their findings at a major international symposium in Boston at the end of October 2016. Photographed is iGEM Team leader Brandon Malone (seated, center white coat) with mentors Dr. Mark Tangney and Dr. Cormac Gahan. Team members: Amy Bergin, Aoife O Brien-Horgan, Donnacha Fitzgerald, Kevin Ryan, James Meeke, Seema Subedi and Regina Walsh. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC. UCC team awarded gold medal at iGEM 2016 UCC’s iGEM team were awarded a Gold medal at the prestigious international iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) Jamboree held recently in Boston. More than 600 teams from the top universities in the world, including MIT, Harvard, Stanfor More

Public Lecture Prof. Jane Foster

janefoster Gut Feelings- How our gut regulates our brain & behaviour  Excitement has been generated in mental health research by recent findings from animal and clinical studies demonstrating an important role for gut bacteria in brain function and behaviour.  This emerging area of research has res More

Recent Awards

Nov 25, 2016
awards Recent Awards Congratulations to Paul Cotter who took up a new role as Head of Food Biosciences Department in Teagasc from December 1st.  He also won an Invention of the Year (Teagasc category) award for “Simultaneous detection of the four Bacillus cereus toxin encoding genes using multip More

Profile –

paulaoleary2016 APC Associated Faculty -  Professor Paula O’Leary Paula O’Leary was recently appointed Professor of Medicine in UCC. She graduated with a medical degree from University College Cork in 1987 and trained in Internal Medicine and Clinical and Laboratory Immunology at centres in Cork, Dublin More

Profile – Dr John Morrissey

morrissey_john APC Associated Faculty - Dr John Morrissey  John Morrissey is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Microbiology, UCC.  He has a BSc in Microbiology from UCC and a PhD from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. He completed his post-doctoral research at the Univer More

Profile – Dr Eibhlis O’Connor

eibhlisoconnor APC Associated Faculty – Dr Eibhlis O’Connor Eibhlís O’Connor (BSc. RNutr. PhD) from Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, is a registered human nutritionist and lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Limerick. She has strong collaborative links with APC investigating how d More

Profile – Dr Crystal Johnson

crystaljohnsonnationalploughingcampionships2016 Dr Crystal Johnson Crystal Johnson, from Oklahoma USA, was recently awarded a two-year H2020-Marie Sklodowska Curie Independent Fellowship. Crystal is working with Catherine Stanton and Paul Ross in collaboration with Mr. Criostoir O'Suilleabhain of Mercy University Hospital. Crystal’s rese More

Profile – Dr Toshitaka Odamaki

toshitakaodamakimorinagamilkindustryco Profile - Dr Toshitaka Odamaki Toshitaka Odamaki joined Douwe van Sinderen's group at APC, where he is using bioinformatics tools to analyse the genomes of bifidobacteria as a new collaborative project with Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. Toshitaka obtained his MSc in Agricultural Chemist More

Gut Instinct

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Fiona Kearney, Director, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork and John Cryan, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, with a huge Nutella painting which is amonst some of the bizarre/ visually striking artworks in the new exhibition Gut Instinct at The Glucksman.
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision APC and the  Glucksman probe gut-brain link   APC’s John Cryan has teamed up with the Glucksman Gallery for the Gut Instinct exhibition which opened at the gallery on 24th November and runs until 19 March 2017.  Be sure to visit and watch out for the associated scientific programm More
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