An Interdisciplinary Research Centre leading the fight against helminth diseases

Established in 2016, the BCHC at Aberystwyth University brings together an internationally-recognised team of PIs and external associates to lead the research community in the fight against parasitic worms causing agricultural, veterinary and biomedical diseases.

About Us

Helminth-related infections present some of the most difficult to treat diseases on our planet and their sustainable control depends on increasingly sensitive diagnostics and biomarkers as well as the development of prophylactic vaccines and novel therapeutic drugs. The BCHC will underpin innovation in this area through new collaborations and partnerships spanning previously untapped disciplines.

Our Partner Organisations

Activities at the BCHC are supported by the following external organisations:


  • BCHC student recognised for her work on equine tapeworm

    Aberystwyth PhD student, Pom Wititkornkul has received an honourable mention for her student poster presentation at the 2020 American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) Virtual Annual Meeting. The 65th AAVP annual meeting was held between the 20th-22nd June this year in a virtual format and Pom presented her poster entitled […]

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  • BCHC welcomes new PhD Students

    The BCHC is delighted to announce that we will be welcoming a number of new PhD students in October. Holly Northcote, a previous MSc student at Aberystwyth University has been awarded an Eleanor and David James PhD scholarship. The title of her project is ‘The molecular host-parasite interaction between the […]

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  • PhD Viva Success

    The BCHC would like to report that on Tuesday the 2nd June, PhD student Fiona Tyson successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘Monitoring drug efficacies in equid nematodes’. Fiona was co-supervised by Dr Russ Morphew, Dr Peter Brophy and Dr Eurion Thomas in a collaboration between Aberystwyth University and Techion Ltd. […]

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  • BCHC takes part in British Science Week

    At the beginning of March, Aberystwyth University took part in British Science week, a UK wide initiative to celebrate science, technology engineering and maths. Over the course of 3 days pupils from local primary and secondary schools visited Penglais campus to engage in a range of lively science activities, games […]

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Contact Us

Professor Karl F. Hoffmann
Director, BCHC

Mrs Jessica Longworth
Administrator, BCHC

Aberystwyth University
Edward Llwyd Building
Penglais Campus
SY23 3DA

Tel:           +44 (0) 1970 621830