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Bacteria and phages

Mar 27, 2017
Endless cycles of evolution? What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow at the APC Micr More

Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart

Mar 14, 2017
Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart by Paul Ryan, previous APC PhD student, now studying medicine APC Microbiome Institute scientists have confirmed that gut microbes play a role in heart health.  We also demonstrated that we should consume porridge regularly to get the benefits of oat More

APC Scientists on TV and Radio

Mar 2, 2017
APC scientists featured on DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation and BBC health programmes John Cryan, Karen Scott and Andrew Allen featured in a Danish science television programme 'Sundhedsmagasinet' which was broadcast in Denmark on the 10th January 2017 The Sundhedsmagasinet team Peter Qvor More

A rewarding experience at the APC

A rewarding experience at the APC By Roberta Prete, Visiting PhD student from the University of Teramo, Italy I had the great pleasure to work with Dr. Susan Joyce and Dr. Cormac Gahan at the APC for almost 9 months where I contributed to research on Bile Salt Hydrolase and learned many new More

APC Scientist visits China

APC Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies Professor Catherine Stanton from the APC Microbiome Institute and Teagasc participated in a  recent series of seminars on Ireland’s Dairy Nutrition and Infant Formula Manufacturing (IFM), R&D and Investment, which was hosted by Enterpri More

New Research Projects Funded

New Research Projects Funded Dr Paul Cotter, APC Funded Investigator based at Teagasc,  has been awarded €603,909 by the Irish Government Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)  for a research project “Generation of Functional Foods to promote the growth of newly identified More

The Board Games of Science

Science Board Games Suggestions By Emer Kelly, APC PhD student and co-founder of tabletopCork Playing board games has many documented benefits, such as promoting socialisation for Alzheimer’s sufferers, a reduction in depression in persons suffering from dementia, engaging children with au More

Excellence of APC Faculty Recognised

New Professorships at Cork Institute of Technology Three members of APC Faculty who are members of the Department of Biological Sciences at the Cork Institute of Technology were recently designated Professors.  In all 13 Institute staff members were deemed worthy of the title Professor by the More

The Ageing Brain and the Microbiome

APC and Suntory Wellness Scientists Reconsider Metchnikoff by Dr Karen Scott, Postdoctoral Scientist, Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis, APC Microbiome Institute Over one hundred years ago, Elie Metchnikoff, a Russian scientist and Nobel laureate working at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, hypothesis More

Drunk Bugs

Drunk Bugs - the effects of alcohol on the gut microbiome by Veronica Peterson, PhD Student, Gut-Brain-Microbiota Axis, APC Microbiome Institute APC scientists have teamed up with Andrew Holmes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD, USA to investigate the link between gut More
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