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SuperValu honours Food Microbiology

SuperValu honours Food Microbiology

  • 29 May 2014

SuperValu has presented the inaugural SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology to James O’Shea 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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How gut bacteria regulate weight gain

How gut bacteria regulate weight gain

  • 06 May 2014

Researchers at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre and the School of Microbiology in UCC have discovered how gut bacteria communicate with their host to regulate specifically weight gain and serum cholesterol levels.

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Spring 2014 PhD Graduates

Spring 2014 PhD Graduates

  • 28 Feb 2014

Congratulations to the Spring 2014 PhD Graduates from the School of Microbiology.

Eight School of Microbiology students were conferred at the Spring Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 28 February 2014.

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Microbiology Seminar Series

Microbiology Seminar Series

  • 24 Oct 2013

This week’s speaker will be Prof Vincent O’Flaherty from the Department of Microbiology at NUI Galway. Vincent was head of the Department of Microbiology at NUIG for many years and is now the head of the School of Natural Sciences at NUIG. 

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Signalling and virulence in bacterial pathogens

Signalling and virulence in bacterial pathogens

  • 21 Aug 2013

The regulation of virulence factors by pathogenic bacteria is tightly controlled in response to environmental and cellular signals or cues. Understanding these regulatory pathways may reveal potential targets for intervention in the disease process. New insights into these pathways and processes are published today in the prestigious The EMBO Journal

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Congratulations to Microbiology MSc and PhD Graduates

Congratulations to Microbiology MSc and PhD Graduates

  • 13 Jun 2013

Eleven Microbiology students were conferred at the Summer Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 13 June 2013.

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Alan Dobson Elected to membership of the RIA

Alan Dobson Elected to membership of the RIA

  • 11 Jun 2013

Professor Alan Dobson was recently elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and was formally Admitted to the Academy in a ceremony which took place at Academy house in Dublin on 31 May 2013.

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Microbiology Society Temple Street Fundraiser

Microbiology Society Temple Street Fundraiser

  • 07 May 2013

As part of a national fundraising initiative for Temple Street Children's University Hospital, the Microbiology Society, UCC, organised a bake sale on Friday the 3rd of May. The Great Irish Bake, now in its fifth year, raises funds for Temple Street Children's University Hospital. 

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Congratulations to Microbiology MSc and PhD Graduates

Congratulations to Microbiology MSc and PhD Graduates

  • 21 Feb 2013

Five Microbiology students were conferred at the Spring Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 21 February 2013.

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Kate Twomey awarded best research poster prize at the recent Irish National Cystic Fibrosis Conference

Kate Twomey awarded best research poster prize at the recent Irish National Cystic Fibrosis Conference

  • 05 Feb 2013

At the 13th Irish National Cystic Fibrosis Conference held in Killarney on Jan 31st- Feb 1st 2013 the first prize of best research poster was awarded to Ms Kate Twomey. Kate is a final year PhD student in the Department of Microbiology under the supervision of Dr Robert Ryan.

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Scientific link between UCC and China leads to PhD success for Shi-qi An

Scientific link between UCC and China leads to PhD success for Shi-qi An

  • 12 Dec 2012

Congratulations to Shi-qi An, who successfully defended her PhD thesis in Guangxi University, Nanning, China on December 3rd, 2012.

 

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Research award presented to Dr Marcus Claesson, Microbiology

Research award presented to Dr Marcus Claesson, Microbiology

  • 19 Nov 2012

The inaugural 2012 UCC Research Awards were presented on Monday 19 November, celebrating UCC researchers who have made exceptional and influential research contributions. Dr Marcus Claesson, Microbiology, was joint recipient of the Early Stage Researcher of the Year award.

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There’s something in the water!

There’s something in the water!

  • 14 Nov 2012

The Department of Microbiology, UCC is hosting a conference, Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology 2012, that is investigating the possibilities of delivering novel food additives from marine sources. 

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Congratulations to Microbiology MSc and PhD Graduates

Congratulations to Microbiology MSc and PhD Graduates

  • 30 Oct 2012

Six Microbiology students were conferred at the Autumn Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 30 October 2012.

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Professor Colin Hill appointed President International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics

Professor Colin Hill appointed President International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics

  • 03 Oct 2012

Professor Colin Hill of the Microbiology Department and Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC, is the incoming President of ISAPP (the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics; www.isapp.net), an association of academic and industrial scientists.

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Dr Jerry Reen wins best poster at the Royal Irish Academy

Dr Jerry Reen wins best poster at the Royal Irish Academy

  • 19 Sep 2012

Dr Jerry Reen, a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in the BIOMERIT Research Centre (BRC), Microbiology, UCC, was recently awarded best poster prize at the Royal Irish Academy Workshop on Emerging Treatments for Lung Diseases.

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Hokkaido University, Japan, visit UCC and Microbiology Department.

Hokkaido University, Japan, visit UCC and Microbiology Department.

  • 12 Sep 2012

The primary focus of this visit was to explore research collaborations between Irish Universities/Research Institutes and Hokkaido University in Japan. There is a particular interest in Food, Functional foods and the ambition to add value to foods beyond their basic food/nutrient value.

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Nature publication for Microbiology department researchers.

Nature publication for Microbiology department researchers.

  • 16 Jul 2012

New research published in the journal Nature shows that a relationship exists between diet, gut bacteria and the health of older Irish people. The findings provide exciting new opportunities for the food industry as there is now the scientific basis for developing foods to promote healthier ageing.

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UCC Microbiology Researcher awarded the WH Pierce Memorial Prize

UCC Microbiology Researcher awarded the WH Pierce Memorial Prize

  • 16 Jul 2012

Dr Robert Ryan has been awarded the 2012 SfAM (Society for Applied Microbiology) WH Pierce Memorial Prize in recognition of his work aimed at understanding the complex interplay between bacterial pathogens during polymicrobial infection.

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Department Welcomes Summer Students 2012

Department Welcomes Summer Students 2012

  • 12 Jul 2012

The Microbiology Department is hosting nine undergraduate students who are undertaking research work during the summer period as part of its Undergraduate Research Experience in Microbiology (UREM) Programme.

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Symposium for Microbiologists of the Future

Symposium for Microbiologists of the Future

  • 19 Jun 2012

UCC is hosting the second Young Microbiologists Symposium on Microbe Signalling, Organisation and Pathogenesis on June 21st-22nd. This two-day international conference is intended to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young principal investigators from leading laboratories around the world to discuss their current research.

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Microbiology Department hosts British Society for Plant Pathology summer student

Microbiology Department hosts British Society for Plant Pathology summer student

  • 19 Jun 2012

The Department of Microbiology would like to welcome Summer student Ms Jessica Lynagh to the laboratory of Dr Max Dow. Jessica has just completed the second year of her BSc in Microbiology at UCC and has been awarded a summer studentship funded by the British Society for Plant Pathology.

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Congratulations to Microbiology PhD Graduates

Congratulations to Microbiology PhD Graduates

  • 15 Jun 2012

Two Microbiology students were conferred at the Summer Conferring Ceremonies, University College Cork, on 14 June 2012.

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Microbiology Academic Chairs Taiwan Science Conference

Microbiology Academic Chairs Taiwan Science Conference

  • 14 May 2012

The Chair of this year’s 2012 International Conference on Cyclic di-GMP and Xanthomonads was Dr Max Dow from UCC’s Department of Microbiology. Dr Dow was asked by his peers to be responsible for the scientific content of the conference as well as the selection of all speakers, discussion leaders and attendees.

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