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.
Dr Kirsten Berding-Harold will contin More
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
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
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: https://bit.ly/2020MSCA
APC applicant supports: https://bit.ly/ More
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
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
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
Apr 8, 2020
APC Speakers compete in first Virtual FameLab Ireland National Final
Among the 10 finalists in the Famelab National Final are APC’s Joe Pennycook and Simon Spichak who were awarded 1st and 2nd prizes for their talks at the recent Cork heat of Famelab. Given the current situatio More
Apr 7, 2020
Irish scientists team up to address COVID-19 testing shortage
A team of Irish scientists, including Prof Paul Cotter, Dr John MacSharry and Paula O'Connor from APC Microbiome Ireland, have joined forces to formulate lysis buffer needed to test for COVID-19. The initiative was spearhea More
Mar 26, 2020
Following Irish Government COVID-19 directives that higher education institutions in Ireland should close, University College Cork’s campus is closed.
APC Microbiome Ireland is committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our staff and students. Our researchers and staff More