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Sun, Nov 13

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Western Gateway Building

Celebrate Science - APC Microbiome Ireland -

Journey through the human digestive system with researchers from APC Microbiome Ireland

Celebrate Science - APC Microbiome Ireland -

Time & Location

Nov 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM GMT

Western Gateway Building , University College Cork, Western Rd, Mardyke, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

About the Event

At Cork Science Festival you can journey through the human digestive system. As you travel through the 10-metre-long digestive tract you will experience how your food is digested and learn how to Mind Your Microbes. Microbes are the bacteria, fungi and virus that live in our gut and on our skin. Come along and meet scientists from APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leader in microbiome science who will explain the importance of Minding Your Microbes.

The APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre, founded as the Alimentary Pharmabotic Centre in 2003, is about people working together across the boundaries of traditional research sectors. The APC has created a lively trans-disciplinary environment with clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists from diverse backgrounds working in teams, sharing ideas and resources. Although focused upon the magic and mysteries of the gastrointestinal bacterial community, (the microbiota), the scale and scope of the work has become one of the fastest moving areas of biology, of relevance to all branches of human medicine and veterinary science, and is of growing importance to the economic welfare of society.

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