Gut Relations

May 25, 2020
Fermented foods are tightly linked to the gut microbiome Fermented foods can be a primary source of potentially probiotic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) for the human gut, as is shown in a new international study published in Nature Communications.  The majority of fermented foods contain thou More

Don’t cry over fermented milk

May 19, 2020
Specific kefirs improve behaviours in mice [video_lightbox_youtube video_id="DP2CLSr0zV8" width="640" height="480" anchor=""] Fermented foods have become very popular because of the growing awareness of the importance of gut health. Wh More

Corona Virus Funding Success

May 1, 2020
The Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium, led by Professor Paul Cotter at Teagasc Moorepark, aims to sequence and analyse the genetic information from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19. The consortium received funding of €378,716 from Science Foundation Ireland. The DNA or RNA More

Prestigious Awards For Outstanding Young Microbiome Researchers

Apr 21, 2020
Six talented researchers at APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) SFI Research Centre in University College Cork have been awarded  prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MCSA)  and Irish Research Council (IRC) postdoctoral fellowships this year. IRC Dr Kirsten Berding-Harold will contin More

On the Cover

Lancet Neurology cover 2020 Review: The Gut Microbiome & Brain Function The Gut-Brain axis research group recently published a piece in The Lancet, Neurology, reviewing the current research landscape associating the microbiome as a possible key susceptibility factor for neurological disorders. Here they lay out the evid More

Tracking  microorganisms  through  the  dairy  production  process

Apr 16, 2020
A new study by Aoife McHugh in Prof Paul Cotter’s group shows that  tracking microorganisms within dairy food processing can be greatly enhanced by the use of high-throughput DNA sequencing (HTS). Microorganisms from the environment can enter the dairy supply chain at multiple stages, incl More

MSCA Individual Fellowship Call 2020 Now Open

MSCA 2020 IF The Marie Curie Individual fellowship (MSCA-IF) call is open for application. APC offer some digital supports to help those interested in applying and you can sign up here. The main links are: EU website for grant: APC applicant supports: More

Engaging with Teachers

JCT Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance New JCT STEAM workshop on AMR APC joined forces with the School of Pharmacy at UCC to facilitate a series of teacher-training workshops, which kicked off in January. The workshops are in partnership with JCT-STEAM who support training for teachers of Junior Cycle (12-16 years) across all subjec More

Young Social Innovators

Fuel Your Gut Week at Mount Mercy A group of Transition Year Students at Mount Mercy College chose Gut Health as the topic for their Young Social Innovators (YSI) project this year. YSI is an initiative that puts young people in the driving seat. It challenges them to not only to become awar More

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Selection

Congratulations to María Ángeles Núñez Sánchez Many congratulations to María Ángeles Núñez Sánchez on being selected out of over 20,000 applicants to attend the 2020 Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting this summer. This interdisciplinary event brings together the three natural scienc More