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


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

UCC microbiome spinout acquired by Novozymes

Jun 26, 2020
APC wishes to congratulate our long-term collaborators, the PrecisionBiotics Group, on their acquisition by the leading Danish bioinnovation company, Novozymes, in a €80 million deal. “APC researchers have collaborated very closely with PrecisionBiotics for over two decades on the develo More

Recent Funding Successes

Jun 20, 2020
New Research Grants   Innovative Training Networks Dr Cormac Gahan and Dr Brendan Griffin  will lead two new  Innovative Training Networks (ITN) These new ITNs, which were successful at the evaluation stage and have been invited to participate in preparing the grant agreements worth More

Food is Funky

APC’s educational workshop features on RTÉ School Hub With schools closed, pupils around the country have been tuning in daily to learn at home with the Home School Hub on RTE, Ireland's most popular TV station. At the beginning of June, the show featured one of APC’s educational workshops More

Discover the Diverse World of Microbes 

World Microbiome Day @APC Variety is the spice of life and this is certainly true when it comes to microbiomes - the communities of bacteria, fungi and viruses that are found just about everywhere. That’s why the theme for this year’s World Microbiome Day is diversity. Join us as we celebra More