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Celebrating Science with Cork Science Festival and Cork Discovers 2020

Oct 27, 2020
Join us in celebrating science throughout the month of November.  We'll kick off with some great activities and events as part of Cork Science Festival during Science Week  (8-15 November 2020). The action will continue with Cork Discovers for European Researchers Night (27 November ). Most of the More

SFI Public Service Fellowship with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Oct 22, 2020
APC SFI Public Service Fellowship Dr Mary O’Connell Motherway, APC Faculty Member and Research Fellow at the UCC School of Microbiology, has taken up an SFI Public Service Fellowship with the Food Safety Association of Ireland. Mary is the lead on one of 12 research projects which will receive total funding of €700,000 th More

Prof Colin Hill receives UCC Career Achievement Research Award

Oct 9, 2020
  Professor Colin Hill’s internationally acclaimed research on developing new natural antimicrobials has been recognised through UCC’s Career Achievement Research Award, which celebrates researchers who have made exceptional and very influential research contributions, pushing bounda More

Further COVID-19 Research Funded

Sep 24, 2020
The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, announced today an investment of €5.5 million in 41 projects under the SFI led COVID-19 Rapid Response Research and Innovation Programme. Funding is focused on supporting projects which respond t More

The Language of Illness, book launch

Sep 14, 2020
The Language Of Illness [video_lightbox_youtube video_id="6UilktxKLVc" width="640" height="480" anchor="https://apc.ucc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Screenshot-2020-09-18.png"]  APC Microbiome Ireland was delighted to host the launch of Fergus Shanahan's latest book, The Language of Illness, v More

SPRINT

Sep 9, 2020
UCC Scientist secures major European funding on the impact of pesticides on human and animal health Professor John F. Cryan and colleagues at University College Cork’s APC Microbiome Ireland have been awarded over 730k Euro in research funding as a part of the European Commission’s Horizon More

Impact

Sep 4, 2020
Since its establishment in 2003, APC Microbiome Ireland has become a global leader in microbiome research and has continued to demonstrate the impact of APC research on society and on the Irish economy . Some highlights of this are: For every €1 investment by SFI, APC has attracted another More

Cheese microbiomes-new insights into an age-old food

Aug 13, 2020
  The most detailed study to date of the microbes in cheese is published today in Nature Food by a team of researchers at Teagasc and APC Microbiome Ireland, led by Professor Paul Cotter. For this study, the team employed the most advanced DNA technologies to characterise in great depth More

Launch of new spinout company SeqBiome

Jul 24, 2020
We greatly welcome the launch of SeqBiome a spinout from APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork and Teagasc. SeqBiome provides high-quality and interactive sequencing and microbiome analysis for academia and industry. The offering is comprehensive and spans the microbiome project con More

Lifestyle changes of Irish Travellers shape their gut microbiomes

Jul 6, 2020
Investigators at APC Microbiome Ireland were stunned by the findings of the first microbiome study of Irish Travellers which challenges the concept of a ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ microbiome and asks: “what is a normal or desirable microbiome in an ethnically diverse society?” The finding More