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Further COVID-19 Research Funded

Sep 24, 2020
The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, announced today an investment of €5.5 million in 41 projects under the SFI led COVID-19 Rapid Response Research and Innovation Programme. Funding is focused on supporting projects which respond t More

The Language of Illness, book launch

Sep 14, 2020
The Language Of Illness [video_lightbox_youtube video_id="6UilktxKLVc" width="640" height="480" anchor=""] Since our thoughts, judgments, decisions and actions are shaped by our language, it is curious why so many spend so li More


Sep 9, 2020
UCC Scientist secures major European funding on the impact of pesticides on human and animal health Professor John F. Cryan and colleagues at University College Cork’s APC Microbiome Ireland have been awarded over 730k Euro in research funding as a part of the European Commission’s Horizon More


Sep 4, 2020
Since its establishment in 2003, APC Microbiome Ireland has become a global leader in microbiome research and has continued to demonstrate the impact of APC research on society and on the Irish economy . Some highlights of this are: For every €1 investment by SFI, APC has attracted another More

Cheese microbiomes-new insights into an age-old food

Aug 13, 2020
cheese selection The most detailed study to date of the microbes in cheese is published today in Nature Food by a team of researchers at Teagasc and APC Microbiome Ireland, led by Professor Paul Cotter. For this study, the team employed the most advanced DNA technologies to characterise in great depth the microb More

Launch of new spinout company SeqBiome

Jul 24, 2020
We greatly welcome the launch of SeqBiome a spinout from APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork and Teagasc. SeqBiome provides high-quality and interactive sequencing and microbiome analysis for academia and industry. The offering is comprehensive and spans the microbiome project con More

The gut microbiome of Travellers

Jul 6, 2020
A timely public health lesson Investigators at APC Microbiome Ireland were stunned by the findings of the first microbiome study of Irish Travellers which challenges the concept of a ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ microbiome and asks: “what is a normal or desirable microbiome in an ethnically More

UCC microbiome spinout acquired by Novozymes

Jun 26, 2020
APC wishes to congratulate our long-term collaborators, the PrecisionBiotics Group, on their acquisition by the leading Danish bioinnovation company, Novozymes, in a €80 million deal. “APC researchers have collaborated very closely with PrecisionBiotics for over two decades on the develo More

Recent Funding Successes

Jun 20, 2020
New Research Grants   Innovative Training Networks Dr Cormac Gahan and Dr Brendan Griffin  will lead two new  Innovative Training Networks (ITN) These new ITNs, which were successful at the evaluation stage and have been invited to participate in preparing the grant agreements worth More