Ireland’s Cricket team not immune to Delhi Belly

Feb 10, 2020
Travel takes a toll on the gut For athletes who travel internationally to compete, avoiding gut distress symptoms (aka Delhi Belly) is crucial to ensure top performance and this new study provides insight to identify approaches for athletes preparing for international sporting tournaments. I More

Bacteria have virus problems too!

APC researchers boost catalog of ssRNA viruses The first biological entity to have its genome fully sequenced (in 1976) was that of an RNA virus. Unlike recent RNA viruses that have been in the news, this virus infects and kills a bacterium. In the intervening four decades, while many thousan More

Congratulations to our Famelab Cork Winners

Feb 7, 2020
APC Speakers come in 1st and 2nd in Cork Heat of Famelab Many congratulations to APC's Joe Pennycook and Simon Spichak who were awarded 1st and 2nd prizes at the recent Cork heat of Famelab.  Joe and Simon will participate in the National Final which takes place in Cork on 15 April 2020. More

Summer Student Bursaries at APC

Opportunities for undergraduates to spend  summer in APC Microbiome Ireland research labs Are you a student studying science, medicine or engineering in Ireland who will have completed 3 years of undergraduate study this year? Do you want to gain valuable laboratory research experience in a wo More

Raising Awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dec 4, 2019
University College Cork, home of APC Microbiome Ireland, is turning purple this week to raise awareness of the issues faced by over 5 million people worldwide who live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). And APC IBD researchers are distributing IBD information cards around campus with purple More

Nine “Highly Cited” APC Microbiome Ireland Researchers

Nov 19, 2019
Web of Science List 2019 includes 9 APC Microbiome Ireland Investigators The APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre is proud to announce that 9 of our investigators have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, rel More

Celebrating Science Week 2019

Nov 11, 2019
Science for Everyone Science Week is upon us yet again and we have a busy week of events planned as part of Cork Science Festival. On Sunday 10th November we had our popular  Alimentary Adventures inflatable tunnel on site for the wonderful Celebrate Science event where we also hosted four very More

SFI Early Career Researcher of the Year Award

Nov 7, 2019
Dr Orla O'Sullivan SFI Early Career Researcher 2019 with Prof Marc Ferguson SFI Science Foundation Ireland recognises Dr Orla O’Sullivan Dr Orla O’Sullivan, Funded Investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland and Vistamilk SFI Research Centres has been awarded the SFI Early Career Researcher of the Year Award 2019, an award which recognises outstanding early career research ta More

Taking the Stress out of Pregnancy

Nov 5, 2019
Pregnancy and Wellness Event On National Stress Awareness Day, Wednesday 6th November, an event is being held in Cork especially for pregnant women. The Pregnancy and Wellness event, organised by APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at University College Cork and funded by the Health Rese More

Bacteria can be used to heal aspirin-induced ulcers

Oct 4, 2019
Bifidobacteria promote healing   Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs, widely used for pain relief, suppression of inflammation and prevention of heart disease and stroke. However, well known to many patients is a troublesome side effect of intestinal damage and ulcers.  A remarkable first-of More