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National Final of FameLab Ireland  

Apr 8, 2020
 APC Speakers compete in first Virtual FameLab Ireland National Final   Among the 10 finalists in the Famelab National Final are APC’s Joe Pennycook and Simon Spichak who were awarded 1st and 2nd prizes for their talks at the recent Cork heat of Famelab.  Given the current situatio More

Test, Test, Test

Apr 7, 2020
Irish scientists team up to address COVID-19 testing shortage   A team of Irish scientists, including Prof Paul Cotter, Dr John MacSharry and Paula O'Connor from APC Microbiome Ireland, have joined forces to formulate lysis buffer needed to test for COVID-19. The initiative was spearhea More

Covid-19 Update

Mar 26, 2020
Health messages for COVID19 COVID-19 Update Following Irish Government COVID-19 directives that higher education institutions in Ireland should close, University College Cork’s campus is closed. APC Microbiome Ireland is committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our staff and students. Our researchers and staff More

Now Recruiting Professor of Microbiome & Health Science

Mar 10, 2020
  Would you like to join one of the world's leading microbiome centres? APC Microbiome Ireland and University College Cork are recruiting a new Professor of Microbiome & Health Science as part of the Irish Government's strategic hiring of women into academic leadership roles. The pos More

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MCSA) Successes

Feb 27, 2020
Prestigious EU Fellowships for Outstanding Young Microbiome Researchers Four talented researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) SFI Research Centre in University College Cork have been awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MCSA) postdoctoral fellowships this year. Nearly More

Mediterranean diet linked to gut bacteria for ‘healthy ageing’

Feb 18, 2020
NU-AGE MedDiet causes gut bacteria changes linked to improvements in cognitive function and memory, immunity and bone strength for healthy ageing People are living longer than ever before so it’s important that we find ways of helping them live healthier for longer. While, exercise and die More

Actifensin and Nisin J

Feb 17, 2020
JBact cover May 2020 Bacteriocins found in sheep poo and on human skin   Julie O’Sullivan and Ivan Sugrue in the Microbes to Molecules group led by Paul Ross and Colin Hill, have added to APC’s arsenal of new antimicrobials with discoveries of Nisin J, a new antimicrobial produced from staphylococcal bac More

Science For Ireland

Feb 10, 2020
The Microbiology Society publishes a Position Statement on Irish Science As newly elected members of Ireland’s  33rd  Dáil  meet to discuss formation of a new Government, the Microbiology Society has published a position statement, “Science for Ireland: Propelling Research and Innovati More

Ireland’s Cricket team not immune to Delhi Belly

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