At a meeting of the Governing Body (GB) of University College Cork (UCC) this afternoon, the Chairperson, Dr Catherine Day informed the GB that the President, Professor Patrick O’Shea, has decided to retire from UCC by the end of the year. Professor O’Shea’s decision is due to personal reasons, and his resignation has been accepted by the GB.Read more
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15 Jul 2020
14 Jul 2020
Researchers at University College Cork [UCC] have been awarded almost €500,000 in Health Research Board funding under two postdoctoral training schemes.
One project aims to identify the women and infants at the highest risk of Iron deficiency during pregnancy and early childhood - one of the leading causes of diminished nuerolgical developmental potential worldwide.
The other seeks to comprehensively research the oral health of people with Cystic Fibrosis (PWCF) over the next three years to establish whether they have higher rates of oral diseases such as dental decay or gum disease.
06 Jul 2020
Investigators at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre in University College Cork were stunned by the findings of the first microbiome study of Irish Travellers which challenges the concept of a ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ microbiome and asks: “what is a normal or desirable microbiome in an ethnically diverse society?”
The findings have global implications and will be published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine.Read more
02 Jul 2020
The Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize is awarded once every four years to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to advances in low temperature physics and related fields. It is named in honour of the founder of the Low Temperature Laboratory at Aalto University, and world-leading researcher in low temperature physics.Read more
01 Jul 2020
Over 500 free or subsidised postgraduate and higher diploma places are being offered by University College Cork (UCC) to those seeking to upskill during the economic downturn.Read more
30 Jun 2020
“Two decades of research and support has contributed to the development of products which have improved the quality of life for so many people”Read more
26 Jun 2020
Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has today signed an Agreement on behalf of the Government of Ireland to enable Ireland’s participation in the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Trial.Read more
15 Jun 2020
Some of Ireland’s leading sporting organisations have come together with the Copenhagen-based International Sport and Culture Organisation (ISCA) to launch a global challenge aimed at reimagining what sport and physical activity might look like during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sport Ireland, the Federation of Irish Sport, the Irish National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training, University College Cork Sport, Cork Local Sports Partnership and ISCA are looking for the best ideas on how sport and physical activity can survive and thrive in a world remarkably different from what has gone before.Read more
11 Jun 2020
University College Cork’s latest Fulbright Awardees will soon travel to the USA to spread the Irish language, research reunion in intercountry adoption, and research the responses of plants to the changing environment.Read more
09 Jun 2020
- Researchers at UCC’s INFANT Centre share in €1.4m SFI funding
- Pilot project uses remote technology to reduce face-to-face blood pressure tests during pandemic
- Scheme aims to reduce risk of healthcare workers and pregnant women contracting COVID-19