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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

ECNP 2020 Citation Award for Dr Olivia O’Leary

Congratulations to Dr Olivia O’Leary, Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Anatomy and Neuroscience, UCC & Funded Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland, who received the ECNP 2020 Citation Award. This award is given by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) to the lead au More

Exploring the microbiomes of fermented foods

Contributed by John Leech Our new study investigated 58 fermented foods from 8 countries and identified factors driving the microbial composition of these foods and the potential functional benefits associated with these populations. Using the latest in DNA sequencing technology, we uncovered More

Commercialisation Impact Award

UCC and PrecisionBiotics Win at Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards University College Cork (UCC), APC Microbiome Ireland  and healthcare product developer PrecisionBiotics were named winners of the Commercialisation Impact Award. PrecisionBiotics – a UCC spin-out – was founded almost More

Dr Andrey Shkoporov awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

Dec 9, 2020
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="RcDsPCeSx9o" width="640" height="480" anchor="https://apc.ucc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CMK30112020_APC_Andrey-Shkoporov_036-2-1.jpg"] Many congratulations to APC’s Dr Andrey Shkoporov, one of three leading academics at University College Cork to have recei More

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