Food is Funky

Jun 20, 2020
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


Jun 16, 2020
APC Scientists Attract Key Funding on IBS APC Microbiome Ireland researchers, Dr Gerard Clarke and Professor John F. Cryan have recently been awarded key research funding under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme to understand the role of the microbiome and More

Prediction of relapse in IBD

Jun 15, 2020
New microbiome research of practical value to patients   Two of the most important and largest microbiome studies ever undertaken in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease have been conducted by a team of researchers in Cork from APC Microbiome Ireland. The research, which als More

Virtual metabolic humans

Jun 4, 2020
Harvey and Harvetta, novel computational models for personalised medicine Researchers, led by APC Principal Investigator Prof Ines Thiele based in NUI Galway, have developed whole-body computational models - Harvey and Harvetta -  which advance the concept of personalised medicine. Harvey a More

SOPHIA Launched

Three APC Investigators partner in an international obesity research consortium APC Investigators, Dr Susan Joyce, Dr Orla O’Sullivan and Dr Harriet Schellekens, have joined 28 other leading partners from civil society, academia and industry from 12 countries to better understand obesity and More

Training Funding Success

May 29, 2020
APC researchers to lead two new MSCA Innovative Training Networks   APC Microbiome Ireland is delighted to announce that two of the six successful Innovative Training Networks (ITN) awarded by the EU to Irish universities this week, will be led by APC researchers, Drs Cormac Gahan and B More

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