Exploring the microbiomes of fermented foods

Dec 11, 2020
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=""] 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

Prof Jens Walter awarded prestigious SFI Professorship

Dec 1, 2020
World-leading academic Professor Jens Walter will lead a €3.7 million research programme at APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) through a prestigious Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Professorship award announced today. His research will investigate the impact of a modern lifestyle on the More

Frontier gut virus research receives prestigious funding

Nov 30, 2020
Congratulations to  Dr Andrey Shkoporov who has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to better understand crAssphage.  These recently discovered viruses, which had never been grown in a lab until 2018 when Dr Shkoporov was able to grow them for the More

APC awards in SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme

Nov 2, 2020
Many congratulations to APC Investigators and associated faculty who have been awarded more than €2.6m via SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme The SFI Frontiers for the Future programme comprises two funding streams: Awards - 26 larger scale innovative, collaborative excellent resea More