News Archive 2013

Germany's 3sat hitech TV programme features Professor John Cryan

11 Nov 2013

Germany's 3sat television travelled to Cork to feature Professor Cryan's research work in their Hitech Series Stimmen aus dem bauch  “Voices from the Gut” on the human microbiome and the so-called “three enterotypes”.

Professor Cryan’s research focuses on understanding how stress affects the brain and body and leads to alterations in emotion and cognition. More recently, together with APC PI Ted Dinan, his group has turned their attention to the interaction between brain, gut and microbiome, the “Brain-Gut-Microbe Axis” and how it applies to stress and immune-related disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome and obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

The programme features an interview with Professor John F Cryan, Chair of Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, UCC and Principal Investigator at the APC. UCC postdoctoral researchers Drs Roman Stilling, Andrew Allen and Yuliya Borre  also feature on the programme and show how they measure the effects of stress on cognitive performance using an experimental laboratory model known as the Trier Social Stress Test

The programme  can be viewed online at

Hitecis a highly respected weekly series of great documentaries on Public German Television ZDF/3sat (broadcasted in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) with an in-depth look at a wide variety of scientific topics.

Hitec explores everything from the inner reaches of the human mind to the outer areas of our universe. The authors of hitec don’t merely stand in awe before great scientific minds but interpret their findings to normal human minds: What does this mean for us? Does it change our life?

Hitec’s Tim Förderer and crew travelled to Cork recently to film in UCC (and the English Market).  It was the first time that the programme travelled to a non-German speaking country.




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