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Harnessing the power of the microbiome for people and planet


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Our research aligns closely with the United Nation SDGs and is targeted at harnessing the potential of microbiome science to help address some of the key global challenges we face today.


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Our dedicated team of over 300 researchers and world-leading scientists – from microbiologists and immunologists to food-scientists and medical consultants.


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Healthy & sustainable food production


Helping reduce methane emissions from ruminants


Harnessing the power of the microbiome for people and planet

APC Microbiome Ireland (APC) is a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre focused on understanding the gastrointestinal bacterial community and harnessing the power of the microbiome – (or microbiota) – for the health and wellbeing of people and planet. This is one of the fastest moving and exciting areas of biology of relevance to human health, medicine, food ingredients, agriculture, and veterinary science and is of growing importance to the economic welfare of society.

Addressing the big global challenges

Our research is structured across themes that align closely with the United Nation SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Our specific goals and mission are targeted at realising the potential of microbiome science to help address some of the key global challenges we face today – such as reducing the societal burden of chronic disease and incidence of infectious disease; combatting the rise in antimicrobial (or antibiotic) resistance (AMR); and developing new and novel ways for microbiome-based science to contribute to more sustainable food production and agri-industry practices that are better for our environment.

20 years of sustained social, scientific and economic impact

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Featured News

19 May 2024

What's new in IBD - 2024 Event: 6pm Wed 29th May

Join us for an enlightening evening at Hayfield Manor Hotel at 6pm Wednesday 29th May, where we delve into the latest advancements in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research taking place at APC Microbiome Ireland, a world leading SFI Research Centre at University College Cork in our AUGMENT project. This event provides a unique opportunity for patients, carers, family members, and the medical community to engage directly with leading researchers and healthcare professionals.
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26 Apr 2024

APC research featured on Netflix documentary

APC Microbiome Ireland, a world leading SFI Research Centre, and University College Cork are proud to announce that Professor John Cryan will be featured in the upcoming Netflix documentary, Hack Your Health: Secrets of the Gut. The documentary, set to premiere globally on Netflix on April 26th, 2024,  illuminates the intricate science behind the gut microbiome, the community of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that reside within our intestines.
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28 Mar 2024

APC Launches an EDIW Action Plan

APC celebrated the launch of our Equality Diversity Inclusion and Wellbeing Action Plan with a celebration including the creation of a diversity tree, a dance performance by Manasi Nadkarni and a few words from APC Director Prof Paul Ross.
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29 Feb 2024

New UNI Health Study Launched

Feeling unwell and have respiratory symptoms?, check out the recently launched UniHealth study 
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Host Logos - UCC and Teagasc

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APC Microbiome Ireland

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