Fermenting an Oil-Free Future

Apr 20, 2017
New EU Yeast Biotech Project Scientists at University College Cork are leading a new European project that aims to change the way we produce fuels and plastic.   Currently, oil is the source of our fuels and plastics and is also the source for some of the ingredients in our cosmetics, nutriti More

Science for All a Winner

Apr 6, 2017
Darren Reidy wins UCC Science for All  Darren Reidy a PhD student at UCC’s School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, has emerged as the winner of the thirteenth annual UCC Science for All competition. Born and raised in Listowel, with a love for the lakes and mountains Dar More

Sharing Science

Apr 5, 2017
Science without the Jargon at UCC Would you  like to know more about how travel affect the microbes in our guts, how microbes affect drug uptake,   how stress in pregnancy affects the microbiome,  how chemistry is being used in developing new technology in solar energy, how bile affects th More

Gut Scrum

Apr 3, 2017
The Rugby Microbiome Team By Wiley Barton, APC PhD student   APC scientists have taken our research on the microbiome of professional rugby players to a whole new league.   Together with collaborators at Imperial College London, we have shown that the gut microbiome of pro More

Bacteria and phages

Mar 27, 2017
Endless cycles of evolution? What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow at the APC Micr More

Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart

Mar 14, 2017
Oatmeal, healthy bugs and a happy heart by Paul Ryan, previous APC PhD student, now studying medicine APC Microbiome Institute scientists have confirmed that gut microbes play a role in heart health.  We also demonstrated that we should consume porridge regularly to get the benefits of oat More

APC Scientists on TV and Radio

Mar 2, 2017
APC scientists featured on DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation and BBC health programmes John Cryan, Karen Scott and Andrew Allen featured in a Danish science television programme 'Sundhedsmagasinet' which was broadcast in Denmark on the 10th January 2017 The Sundhedsmagasinet team Peter Qvor More

A rewarding experience at the APC

A rewarding experience at the APC By Roberta Prete, Visiting PhD student from the University of Teramo, Italy I had the great pleasure to work with Dr. Susan Joyce and Dr. Cormac Gahan at the APC for almost 9 months where I contributed to research on Bile Salt Hydrolase and learned many new More

APC Scientist visits China

APC Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies Professor Catherine Stanton from the APC Microbiome Institute and Teagasc participated in a  recent series of seminars on Ireland’s Dairy Nutrition and Infant Formula Manufacturing (IFM), R&D and Investment, which was hosted by Enterpri More

New Research Projects Funded

New Research Projects Funded Dr Paul Cotter, APC Funded Investigator based at Teagasc,  has been awarded €603,909 by the Irish Government Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)  for a research project “Generation of Functional Foods to promote the growth of newly identified More