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Is yeast the new wonder product?

Is yeast the new wonder product?

  • 20 Apr 2017

UCC is leading an EU project to develop techniques and platforms to replace oil and contribute to greener industry while bridging the gap between academic and commercial research. 

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Microbiology Society annual conference in Edinburgh

Microbiology Society annual conference in Edinburgh

  • 12 Apr 2017

UCC undergraduate students from the School of Microbiology presented their research at the 2017 Microbiology Society annual conference in Edinburgh (https://www.microbiologysociety.org/event/annual-conference/annual-conference-2017.html).

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APC scientists develop arsenal of new natural alternatives to antibiotics

APC scientists develop arsenal of new natural alternatives to antibiotics

  • 04 Oct 2016

Scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute, a Science Foundation Ireland research institute in Cork, have identified an arsenal of new antimicrobials which can kill many harmful bacteria.  

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Dr Cormac Gahan co-supervises programme under REP-EAT Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund Action

Dr Cormac Gahan co-supervises programme under REP-EAT Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund Action

  • 19 Sep 2016

REP-EAT is a new and innovative research and training Doctoral Programme co-funded by Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, the Abruzzo Region, and the University of Teramo (UniTE) in the interdisciplinary domain of food and healthy diet to deepen the impact of food quality on reproductive health (REP) and eating disorders (EAT).

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Navigating the Nagoya Protocol for Marine BioDiscovery

Navigating the Nagoya Protocol for Marine BioDiscovery

  • 05 Sep 2016

The first Marine Microbiome conference took place in Berlin, Germany from June 27-30th. Under the title of ‘Discovery and Innovation’, the industry and open science meetings brought together stakeholders from academia and industry to discuss emerging needs and avenues for future commercialisation in Marine BioDiscovery.

 

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BIOMERIT team publishes research on the influence of bile acids in cancer progression in BMC Cancer

BIOMERIT team publishes research on the influence of bile acids in cancer progression in BMC Cancer

  • 25 Aug 2016

A research team from BIOMERIT Research Centre, School of Microbiology, UCC have characterised a link between bile acids and potential in vitro cancer progression in prostate and breast cancer cells.

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IndieBio, world’s first SynBio accelerator, returns to UCC

IndieBio, world’s first SynBio accelerator, returns to UCC

  • 28 Jul 2016

IndieBio EU, the world’s first and only synthetic biology accelerator, has attracted some of the best startups from across the globe to UCC’s School of Microbiology for its 2016 programme. 

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Presentation of SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology 2016

Presentation of SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology 2016

  • 18 Jul 2016

The SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology was presented to Jayne Mullally at a ceremony in UCC recently. The award, which is now in its third year, is an acknowledgement by SuperValu of the vital contribution UCC makes to primary food research.

 

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School of Microbiology hosts the Microbiology Society - Irish Division Meeting: 1-2 September, CORK

School of Microbiology hosts the Microbiology Society - Irish Division Meeting: 1-2 September, CORK

  • 29 Jun 2016

The Irish Division of the Microbiology Society organises 1-2 international conferences each year, providing young researchers with excellent opportunities to meet microbiologists from Ireland and abroad. The September conference is being organised by the Irish Division of the Microbiology Society in conjunction with the Irish Society of Immunology.   

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Spring 2016 PhD Graduates

Spring 2016 PhD Graduates

  • 01 Mar 2016

Congratulations to the Spring 2016 PhD Graduates from the School of Microbiology.

Four School of Microbiology students were conferred at the Spring Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 25 February 2016.

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Professor Alan Dobson appointed to the Board of the Marine Institute

Professor Alan Dobson appointed to the Board of the Marine Institute

  • 22 Jan 2016

Professor Alan Dobson was recently appointed to the Board of the Marine Institute by the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Mr Simon Coveney TD.

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Dr Jerry Reen completes Professional Skills for Research Leaders programme

Dr Jerry Reen completes Professional Skills for Research Leaders programme

  • 22 Jan 2016

A new programme for Researcher Leaders from Epigeum, Professional Skills for Research Leaders (PSRL), was launched in UCC in 2015. 

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School of Microbiology Seminar Series

School of Microbiology Seminar Series

  • 21 Oct 2015

Postgraduate Speakers

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SuperValu Excellence in Food Microbiology Award

SuperValu Excellence in Food Microbiology Award

  • 10 Jul 2015

SuperValu has presented the SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology to Damhan Scully at a ceremony at University College Cork (UCC). This collaboration with the School of Microbiology, UCC, is intended to acknowledge the high standard of research being done by UCC scientists across a range of food microbiology areas.

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Summer 2015 PhD and MSc Graduates

Summer 2015 PhD and MSc Graduates

  • 24 Jun 2015

Congratulations to the Summer 2015 PhD and MSc Graduates from the School of Microbiology.

Six School of Microbiology students were conferred at the Summer Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 18 June 2015.

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Indie Bio accelerator returns to UCC

Indie Bio accelerator returns to UCC

  • 24 Jun 2015

The School of Microbiology is proud to welcome back the Indie Bio Synthetic Biology accelerator programme to its laboratories. 

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Ian wins UCC contest for his work on Crohn’s Disease

Ian wins UCC contest for his work on Crohn’s Disease

  • 10 Apr 2015

Ian O’Neill of UCC’s School of Microbiology has won the 2015 UCC Science for All competition.

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Spring 2015 PhD Graduates

Spring 2015 PhD Graduates

  • 26 Feb 2015

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 PhD Graduates from the School of Microbiology.

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Professor Alan Dobson elected to the Board of the IMBA

Professor Alan Dobson elected to the Board of the IMBA

  • 10 Feb 2015

Professor Alan Dobson from the School of Microbiology, UCC has recently been elected to the Board of the International Marine Biotechnology Association (IMBA).

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Dr John Phelan wins SFI Award

Dr John Phelan wins SFI Award

  • 15 Dec 2014

Dr John Phelan, a postdoctoral research scientist with the Biomerit Research Centre, School of Microbiology, UCC, has jointly won a prestigious Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA). 

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Brazilian Education and Research Agency Visits UCC

Brazilian Education and Research Agency Visits UCC

  • 15 Dec 2014

Dr Paulo Sérgio Lacerda Beirão, Director of International Co-operation, CNPq – National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil was in UCC this week. 

 

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BluePharmTrain in the School of Microbiology

BluePharmTrain in the School of Microbiology

  • 19 Nov 2014

The Marie Curie funded Initial Training Network (ITN)- BluePharmTrain is a multi-disciplinary alliance of 18 European academic and industrial partners working in collaboration to train young scientists in multi-disciplinary aspects of Blue Biotechnology. 

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Autumn 2014 PhD and MSc Graduates

Autumn 2014 PhD and MSc Graduates

  • 05 Nov 2014

Congratulations to the Autumn 2014 PhD and MSc Graduates from the School of Microbiology.

Four School of Microbiology students were conferred at the Spring Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 29 October 2014.

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Emma Guerin wins SGM Prize

Emma Guerin wins SGM Prize

  • 24 Oct 2014

The 2014 Society for General Microbiology (SGM) prize was awarded to Ms Emma Guerin, BSc Microbiology student.

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School of Microbiology and the Ocean Sampling Day

School of Microbiology and the Ocean Sampling Day

  • 23 Oct 2014

Dr Stephen Jackson a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Microbiology, UCC, working in the group of Professor Alan Dobson, was involved in taking samples from Lough Hyne, a Marine Nature Reserve near Baltimore in Cork; as part of the Ocean Sampling Day (OSD).

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Microbiology Research in the News

Microbiology Research in the News

  • 18 Oct 2014

Professor Alan Dobson's research was mentioned in an article entitled 'Spiders and the sea open new doors to drug discovery' in the Irish Times last weekend.

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Synbio Axlr8r Programme

Synbio Axlr8r Programme

  • 11 Jul 2014

Microbiology supporting young entrepreneurs!

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Summer 2014 PhD Graduates

Summer 2014 PhD Graduates

  • 12 Jun 2014

Congratulations to the PhD graduates of 2014 from the School of Microbiology. 

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BIOMERIT Researchers win UCC Life Sciences Invention of the Year

BIOMERIT Researchers win UCC Life Sciences Invention of the Year

  • 06 Dec 2016

Chemical Messaging for Prevention of Microbial Biofilm Colonisation

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