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International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2021
International Women's Day 2021 APC Microbiome Ireland is proud to celebrate International Women's Day 2021. We have been inundated with enthusiasm and participation from across the entire APC family. Have a look below and be inspired by some of quotes and audiograms that have been created to ce More

BBC – Made of Stronger Stuff

Feb 26, 2021
John Cryan contributes to the BBC - Made of Stronger Stuff episode "The Appendix"   Our bodies reflect change in the world around us. Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Dr Xand van Tulleken take a journey around the human body - one body part at a time - asking, how much control do we have More

The microbial world at the touch of a button

Feb 19, 2021
The microbial world at the touch of a button: Handheld DNA sequencers show promise for monitoring microbes during food production Handheld devices are well suited to environmental monitoring during food production, and have key advantages in ease of use and in identifying a broad variety of b More

APC Shortlisted for SFI Food Challenge

Feb 15, 2021
Minister Harris announces 15 teams set to compete for SFI Future Innovator Prizes of €2 million Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, today announced the 15 teams that have been shortlisted as part of the SFI Future Innovator Prize. More

APC and University of Jiangnan sign co-operation agreement

Feb 12, 2021
APC Microbiome Ireland and University of Jiangnan sign co-operation agreement   APC Microbiome Ireland (APC), SFI Research Centre at University College Cork and Teagasc and the National Engineering Research Center for Functional Food (NERCFF) at the University of Jiangnan in China have More

APC researchers seed sustainable education in developing countries

Dec 11, 2020
APC researchers seed sustainable education in developing countries Contributed by Yensi Flores and Mark Tangney A team of academics from University College Cork braved riots and tear-gas to encourage sustainable education amid political unrest in Honduras. Their remarkable story has been More

November – a month-long Celebration of Research

November – a month-long Celebration of Research contributed by Aimee Stapleton November was a month-long celebration of research which began with the Cork Science Festival during Science Week and culminated with Cork Discovers on European Researchers’ Night. Events, workshops, competitio More

Understanding the role of the microbiome in fitness and performance

contributed by Orla O’Sullivan Previous studies from our group had demonstrated that elite athletes house a more diverse gut microbiome than non-athlete controls; with the athlete microbiome primed for muscle recovery, energy harvest and protein degradation. These differences in the microbi More