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Solving the Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance

Nov 16, 2017
Irish Scientists receive funding to look at how antibiotic resistance might be influenced by the food supply chain Dr Marcus Claesson at APC Microbiome Institute and Peadar Lawlor at Teagasc will lead a new project on preventing transmission of MRSA  to humans through competitive exclusion. T More

APC Public Forum

Nov 3, 2017
Sport, Nutrition and the Microbiome Exercise and healthy eating are the most powerful ways in which we can influence our health.  If you are an aspiring sports person, are involved in training/coaching sports people or you would just like to learn a bit more about how to combine food and exer More

APC Microbiome Institute embraces Native Scientist

Oct 12, 2017
Promoting diversity in STEM through Portuguese Even though immigration is relatively new in Ireland, 10% of the students in Irish primary schools are immigrants. Having to manage culturally diverse classes is therefore a new challenge for Irish schools.   To avoid social exclusion and underac More

First Irish President of European Behavioural Pharmacology Society

Sep 5, 2017
Prof. John Cryan, First Irish President of European Behavioural Pharmacology Society Professor John Cryan, Head of Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute has been selected to be the new President of European Behavioural Pharmacology Society ( More

Distinguished Scientist Prize

Aug 29, 2017
John Cryan Awarded Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award Professor John Cryan, Head of Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute was awarded the “Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award” from Neuroscience I More

Thinking small

Aug 25, 2017
APC Microbiome Institute Scientists Show Surprising New Impact of Gut Bacteria on Gene Expression in the Brain Small things can sometimes make a big difference and this may be doubly true considering the crosstalk between the microbes in our gut (microbiome) and the brain. The extent, and the m More

NeuroGASTRO 2017

Aug 21, 2017
APC Microbiome Institute hosts a Festival of Neurogastroenterology This week sees the APC Microbiome Institute host a festival of neurogastroenterology in University College Cork, culminating with NeuroGASTRO 2017 (August 24-26th; http://www.neurogastro2017.org/), the flagship conference of the More

Mind your Microbes

Jul 28, 2017
New App from APC by Marc McCarthy, APC Research Support Officer [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id="222488656" width="640" height="480" anchor="http://apc.ucc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/mymplaybutton.png"] I am proud to announce that Mind Your Microbes (APC’s newest iPad App) has been release More

Detecting pathogenic strains in food products

Using next gen sequencing to detect pathogenic strains in food products By Aaron Walsh, PhD student, APC Microbiome Institute, Teagasc Food Research Foodborne pathogens are responsible for millions of illnesses annually.  The rapid detection of pathogenic strains in food products is essent More

UCC Science for All

Communicating Science to the Public   UCC Science for All is a science communication competition now in its 13th year which challenges young scientists to share the excitement of their research with the general public in an easily understandable manner, without using jargon.  Open to s More
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