Category: Blog

July 16, 2020

Is high diversity always a good thing?​ Author: Caitlin Cowan, PhD – APC Microbiome IrelandThe theme of this year’s world microbiome day is diversity. Now more than ever, there’s no doubt…

June 26, 2020

The era of –biotics Author: María Ángeles Núñez Sánchez, Centre for Research in VascularDid you know that each of us has a complex community of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, and fungi)…

June 16, 2020

Why do I eat fermented foods? Author: John Leech, University College CorkFermentation is almost as old as agriculture itself, with fermented foods dating back at least 9000 years. The earliest evidence…

April 22, 2020

In defence of viruses Design Cells/Shutterstock Hugh Harris, University College Cork Every day, in countries all over the world, people are dying because of a new virus. This time they…

July 2, 2019

The Antimicrobial Resistance Apocalypse Author: Dhrati Patangia, APC Microbiome Ireland Date: 2nd July, 2019The human microbiota is the collection of all the microbes living within and on the human body….

June 26, 2019

World Microbiome Day & Antimicrobial Resistance Author: Melissa Raassina & Rebecca Morehouse Date: 26th June, 2019In celebration of World Microbiome Day, we’re discussing all things microbes and antibiotic resistance! Many…