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Stressing the Small Stuff

Dec 8, 2020
Unravelling microbiome volatility and stress   “It's not stress that kills us; it is our reaction to it” are the famous words of the Hungarian physiologist Hans Selye. Indeed understanding how stress affects the body is an important endeavour in understanding and promoting resilienc More

Prof Jens Walter awarded prestigious SFI Professorship

Dec 1, 2020
World-leading academic Professor Jens Walter will lead a €3.7 million research programme at APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) through a prestigious Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Professorship award announced today. His research will investigate the impact of a modern lifestyle on the More

Frontier gut virus research receives prestigious funding

Nov 30, 2020
Congratulations to  Dr Andrey Shkoporov who has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to better understand crAssphage.  These recently discovered viruses, which had never been grown in a lab until 2018 when Dr Shkoporov was able to grow them for the More

APC awards in SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme

Nov 2, 2020
Many congratulations to APC Investigators and associated faculty who have been awarded more than €2.6m via SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme The SFI Frontiers for the Future programme comprises two funding streams: Awards - 26 larger scale innovative, collaborative excellent resea More

Fibre – a one-size-fits all approach might not be the best solution

Oct 29, 2020
  APC researchers have  three recent publications that investigate the links between fibre and brain function, obesity and microbiota composition. The health benefits of dietary fibre as a nutrient have been known for more than 200 years and we are learning more and more about how fi More

Recent Funding Successes

APC awards in SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme May congratulations to APC Investigators and associated faculty who have been awarded more than €2.6m via SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme “Mechanisms underpinning the interplay between chronic neuroinflammation and exercise on co More