Fibre – a one-size-fits all approach might not be the best solution

Oct 29, 2020
  APC researchers have  three recent publications that investigate the links between fibre and brain function, obesity and microbiota composition. The health benefits of dietary fibre as a nutrient have been known for more than 200 years and we are learning more and more about how fi More

Recent Funding Successes

APC awards in SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme May congratulations to APC Investigators and associated faculty who have been awarded more than €2.6m via SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme “Mechanisms underpinning the interplay between chronic neuroinflammation and exercise on co More

Celebrating Science with Cork Science Festival and Cork Discovers 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=""]  APC Microbiome Ireland was delighted to host the launch of Fergus Shanahan's latest book, The Language of Illness, v More


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