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Recent Grants and Awards



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 with academic partners Institute of Protein Chemistry at Italian National Research Centre, and Universita ta Malta and industry partners Probiotical SpA, Nutribiotech Service Ltd and Advance Science Ltd.

Lab Awards  

APC Microbiome Institute researchers were well represented among the winners of this year’s Irish Laboratory Awards.

– “Scientist of the Year” Prof Catherine Stanton
– “Food Laboratory of the Year” and “Commercial Laboratory of the Year” Dr Paul Cotter’s Vision 1 Food Research Lab
-“Healthcare Laboratory of the Year”  – Prof Catherine Stanton’s Diet and Microbes at the Extremes of Life lab

Launched in 2013, The Irish Laboratory Awards recognise the successes and achievements of Ireland’s internationally renowned scientists in areas including innovation, leadership and collaboration and focus on the ongoing work of Irish scientists to grow and develop a sustainable, globally competitive science research.

APC’s Dr Fiona Crispie and Dr Gerry Moloney were shortlisted for lab Person of the Year Awards.

Pictured (lefto to right): (a) Ms Laura Finnegan, Dr Grace O’Callaghan, Mr Matt Moran, Director bioPharmaChem Ireland and Dr Fiona Crispie ; (b) Prof John Cryan, Prof Fergus Shanahan & Prof Paul Ross

Royal Irish Academy New members

Fergus Shanahan and John Cryan were among eighteen new members elected to the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities.

Since 1785 membership of the Academy has been awarded to persons who have attained distinction by their unique contributions to education and research. Fergus Shanahan was previously awarded the 2016 RIA Gold Medal in recognition of his lifetime scholarly contribution to microbiome science.

 Awards for John Cryan and Paul Ross



John Cryan was recently awarded a prestigious Research Mentor Award in Chicago at the annual meeting of the Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the GITract Section of the American Gastroenterology Association. Pictured above: Professor Cryan (left) with Professor Gene Chang, University of Chicago, Chair of the Section.

Paul Ross was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the American Dairy Science Association  in recognition of his outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry.

Pictured (left to right):  Prof. John Cryan, ,APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork and Prof Gene Chang, University of Chicago; Prof Paul Ross, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork.