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APC Microbiome Bake-off Raises Money for a Local Charity

Jun 15, 2016
The Gut Feeling Winner APC Microbiome Bakeoff UCC APC Microbiome Bake-off Raises Money for a Local Charity There was no shortage of culinary skills, icing expertise and imagination at the APC Microbiome Institute Bake-off, held in May. Bakers were set the challenge of making an edible competition entry (sweet or savoury) under the theme of More

Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship

Hyland Hornby Cryan Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 with more than 1.9 billion adults overweight and over 600 million obese (2014; World Health Organisation).  Currently there is a lack of efficacious, safe and well tolerated obesity drugs, so the More

Profile – Jill Haynes, new EU Grants Manager

DSC_0625 Profile - Jill Haynes, new EU Grants Manager APC welcomes Dr Jill Haynes, who recently joined the Institute as EU Grants Manager.  She has a BSc in Genetics and a PhD in Microbiology from University College Cork. During her PhD she investigated a number of novel regulatory genes in Pseudomona More

APC Addresses Grand Challenges in Global Health

May 27, 2016
DouweJenniferMahonyforRuth APC Addresses Grand Challenges in Global Health     The APC Microbiome Institute’s Dr Jennifer Mahony and Professor Douwe van Sinderen were awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their project, ‘Assessment of the Role of Phages in Ch More

APC Successes at the Irish Laboratory Awards

ALLwinners APC Success at the Irish Laboratory Awards   APC’s researchers had major success at the 2016 Irish Laboratory Awards in May, with representatives taking six awards. Mr Pat Casey, APC Preclinical Research Co-ordinator, was awarded Laboratory Staff Member of the Year. Pat said it was More

Article on APC Research wins International Media Prize

May 12, 2016
2016FocusRomanStillingClareKeogh Article on APC  Research wins International Media Prize   An article entitled “Bacteria the Emotions Factory” describing research at the APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork has won a media prize for a German health journalist. In the article, Simone Einzmann explor More

New APC PhD Graduates

Apr 27, 2016
AmyOCallaghanKieraMurphyKarnMcCarthyPeterSKuse2016PhDconferring New APC PhD Graduates Congratulations to the Spring 2016 APC PhD Graduates from UCC School of Microbiology.   Amy O'Callaghan           - Comparative Genome Analysis of Human Bifidobacteria with Commercial Potential. Kiera Murphy   - Infant Nutrition and The Gut Microbi More

Science Without Jargon

SFA2016finalspeakerswinnerCarolMcCarthy Science Without Jargon Carol McCarthy, School of Pharmacy, UCC and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), won this year’s UCC Science for All competition for her talk “Sense and Solubility; Using Silica to Make New Medicines for Patients”.  The competition, now i More

Creating Awareness of Research in Caregiving

CARINGGerPoonamAndrew2016.2 Creating Awareness of Research in Caregiving An increasing number of people in Ireland provide care for a relative for dementia. This important unpaid work comes with an underappreciated cost to the health of the caregiver. Often a neglected area of research, it is currently being investigate More

Food is Funky for Kilworth Kids

Kilworthkids 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
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