APC 2009 Awards
- Alleson Dobson received the APC PhD Scholar Award. She received a laptop and travel award
- The APC Scientist of the Year Award was presented jointly to Dr Marcus Claesson and Dr Paul Cotter.
- The APC Person of the Year went to Professor Liam Donnelly.
Pictured: Alleson Dobson with Professor Fergus Shanahan, Director
Science for All 2010 postgraduate presentation competition
Science for All aims to encourage young scientists to communicate their research to a lay audience in an easily understandable manner. The competition is now part of a NEW Postgraduate Module in Science Communication and Outreach PG6014.
Students wishing to register for the module should email :
Congratulations to Heather McLoughlin, a postgraduate student at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre
Heather McLoughlin received the PhD category award for this year’s University College Cork BioSciences Institute Researcher of the Year competition
Science Raps Challenge 2009 Winners
Science Raps Challenge is a new APC competition aimed at encouraging young people to express their thoughts about science and technology through rap music. To enter the competition students were invited to compose and video a rap on this year’s Science Week theme: “Celebrating Creativity and Innovation”. The winners were announced at the Opening of Discovery 2009 in the City Hall, Cork.
APC Public forum
12th November 2009; 7.30-9.00pm Brookfield Health Science Complex, UCC
ALL WELCOME; Admission Free
Fergus Shanahan awarded "David Sun" Lecture
UCC’s Professor Fergus Shanahan, MD, FACG, was awarded the prestigious “David Sun” Lecture at the American College of Gastroenterology annual Postgraduate course in San Diego recently.
Can you rap Science?
Science Raps Challenge is a new initiative from the APC for Science Week 2009 to encourage young people to express their thoughts about science and technology through rap music
Minister Lenihan identifies Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre as playing key role in the Smart Economy
“The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre at University College Cork and Teagasc is playing a very important role in exploring commercial opportunities in both the pharma and food sectors here, and this emerging area offers enormous possibilities in the future for Ireland.” Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan T.D. said today (11th September, 2009).
Paul Ross Appointed Head of Food Research at Teagasc (13 July 2009)
APC Principal Investigator Professor Paul Ross has been appointed as Head of Food Research at Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Professor Ross has responsibility for providing overall leadership for the Teagasc food research and innovation programme which is delivered at the two research centres - Moorepark in Cork and Ashtown in Dublin. The food research programme has a budget of €18 million and is designed to meet the research and innovation needs of the Irish food industry
Launch of new Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre Brochure
Click Here to view the new APC brochure outlining the researchers and research interests within the APC
An APC one day event, ‘Entrepreneurship - How to create a technology start-up'
An APC one day event, ‘Entrepreneurship - How to create a technology start-up’, was held in Devere Hall, University College Cork, on Tuesday, June 9th, 2009. Chris Horn, founder of Iona Technologies, gave a keynote address on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Cormac Kilty, founder of Biotrin, presented on the 4 pillars to success – Technology, Market, Team and Finance.
- Congratulations to APC researchers Dr Dervla O’Malley and Dr Declan McKiernan who won first prizes for the best Oral and Poster presentations (respectively) at the recent Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting in Killarney.
- Congratulations to APC researcher, Ms. Fang Fang (pictured left), was has won a prestigious award from the Chinese Government for being an outstanding PhD student. Chinese Government Awards for UCC Postgraduate Students (pdf)
- Congratulations to Professor Colin Hill on his recent election to the Royal Irish Academy, the highest honour available to a scholar or scientist working on the island of Ireland. UCC Academic elected to the Royal Irish Academy (pdf)
the first ever couple to be conferred simultaneously with a Doctorate of Science (DSc) - March 27th, 2009
On Friday, March 27th, 2009, Dr Catherine Stanton and her husband, Professor Paul Ross, became the first ever couple to be conferred simultaneously with a Doctorate of Science (DSc) from the National University of Ireland (NUI). The DSc is the highest academic honour awarded by the NUI and is based on consistent excellence in scientific research in a specific area. Dr Stanton and Professor Ross are based at the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Moorepark, Fermoy and are Principal Investigators in the APC and in the Food for Health Research Centre (FHI).
At the same Spring Conferring's Ceremony at UCC were APC scientists Dr Evelyn Clayton and Dr Ian Monk, who were both conferred with PhD degrees, and Ms. Breda Kearney, who was conferred with an MSc. Congratulations to all on their achievements!
UCC wins Premier Science Prize - 28.04.2009
Congratulations to Ms. Julie O’Donovan from the Department of Mathematics, UCC, winner of the ScienceSpeak Intervarsity Competition, 2009! Julie, who is supervised by Dr Tom Carroll, presented the topic “Collections of spherical obstacles that Brownian motion can avoid ”. This is the second consecutive year that a UCC student has won this competition.
Debating Science Issues competition
To learn more about the Debating Science Issues competition, click here.
Congratulations to St Mary's Secondary School, Macroom, who were this year’s Debating Science Issues competition overall Winners! Press Release
To learn about the 2009 Munster APC section, please click here and to read about the Munster Regional Final, click here.
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UCC wins Premier Science Prize - 28.04.2009
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