- 20 Apr 2017
UCC is leading an EU project to develop techniques and platforms to replace oil and contribute to greener industry while bridging the gap between academic and commercial research.
UCC undergraduate students from the School of Microbiology presented their research at the 2017 Microbiology Society annual conference in Edinburgh (https://www.microbiologysociety.org/event/annual-conference/annual-conference-2017.html).
Scientists at the APC Microbiome Institute, a Science Foundation Ireland research institute in Cork, have identified an arsenal of new antimicrobials which can kill many harmful bacteria.
REP-EAT is a new and innovative research and training Doctoral Programme co-funded by Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, the Abruzzo Region, and the University of Teramo (UniTE) in the interdisciplinary domain of food and healthy diet to deepen the impact of food quality on reproductive health (REP) and eating disorders (EAT).
The first Marine Microbiome conference took place in Berlin, Germany from June 27-30th. Under the title of ‘Discovery and Innovation’, the industry and open science meetings brought together stakeholders from academia and industry to discuss emerging needs and avenues for future commercialisation in Marine BioDiscovery.
A research team from BIOMERIT Research Centre, School of Microbiology, UCC have characterised a link between bile acids and potential in vitro cancer progression in prostate and breast cancer cells.
IndieBio EU, the world’s first and only synthetic biology accelerator, has attracted some of the best startups from across the globe to UCC’s School of Microbiology for its 2016 programme.
The SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology was presented to Jayne Mullally at a ceremony in UCC recently. The award, which is now in its third year, is an acknowledgement by SuperValu of the vital contribution UCC makes to primary food research.
The Irish Division of the Microbiology Society organises 1-2 international conferences each year, providing young researchers with excellent opportunities to meet microbiologists from Ireland and abroad. The September conference is being organised by the Irish Division of the Microbiology Society in conjunction with the Irish Society of Immunology.
Professor Alan Dobson was recently appointed to the Board of the Marine Institute by the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Mr Simon Coveney TD.
A new programme for Researcher Leaders from Epigeum, Professional Skills for Research Leaders (PSRL), was launched in UCC in 2015.
SuperValu has presented the SuperValu Award for Excellence in Food Microbiology to Damhan Scully 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.
Ian O’Neill of UCC’s School of Microbiology has won the 2015 UCC Science for All competition.
Professor Alan Dobson from the School of Microbiology, UCC has recently been elected to the Board of the International Marine Biotechnology Association (IMBA).
Dr Paulo Sérgio Lacerda Beirão, Director of International Co-operation, CNPq – National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil was in UCC this week.
The Marie Curie funded Initial Training Network (ITN)- BluePharmTrain is a multi-disciplinary alliance of 18 European academic and industrial partners working in collaboration to train young scientists in multi-disciplinary aspects of Blue Biotechnology.
Dr Stephen Jackson a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Microbiology, UCC, working in the group of Professor Alan Dobson, was involved in taking samples from Lough Hyne, a Marine Nature Reserve near Baltimore in Cork; as part of the Ocean Sampling Day (OSD).
Chemical Messaging for Prevention of Microbial Biofilm Colonisation