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Summertime And APC Labs Are Where You Should Be!

8 Mar 2019

Summertime And APC Labs Are Where You Should Be!

APC Summer Studentships Announced

Are you a third year undergraduate student of science, engineering or medicine who wants to gain valuable lab experience in a world-leading research centre?

APC Microbiome Ireland ( is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre at University College Cork and Teagasc which studies all aspects of the gastrointestinal microbiota, such as host-microbe interactions, the brain-gut-microbe axis, microbiota at the extremes of life, and pharmabiotics (any biological entity which can be ‘mined’ from the gastrointestinal microbiota, including probiotics, bacteriocins, bacteriophages and bioactive molecules).

APC is providing 8 competitive summer student bursaries to support students for 2 months in APC labs this summer.  Eleven different projects are available across APC’s research agenda.

“The APC Summer Studentship was absolutely everything I hoped it would be, and so much more: the studentship proved to be intellectually challenging, but also profoundly inspiring. It incentivised me to broaden my understanding of not only my own degree in biomedical science but also medical microbiology and its applications to human health” said James Harte, former APC summer student.

Application forms and details of research projects available for the 2019 Summer Studentships are available at: .  The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 25th March 2019.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Host Institution

Host Logos - UCC and Teagasc

Partner Institutions

APC Microbiome Ireland

Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,