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:
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News

  • Aberystwyth University features in new Life Sciences Research Network Wales video

    The Life Sciences Research Network Wales (LSRNW) is a cross-Wales initiative that supports World Class Science within Wales to develop new therapeutic treatments in areas of unmet medical and veterinary need. The Network is led by Cardiff University and brings together research expertise in the Life Sciences from across Wales […]

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  • BCHC Access Fellowship leads to new diagnostic test for parasitic infection in fish

    Scientists from Swansea University, Aberystwyth University and Cardiff University have collaborated to develop a method to identify potential chemical cues associated with parasitic infection in fish. The collaborative team investigated chemical cues, in the form of proteins and peptides, released from the mangrove killifish, Kryptolebias marmoratus, in response to parasitic […]

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  • BCHC features in Advances Wales

    The Barrett Centre for Helminth Control is featured in the Winter 2018 issue of ‘Advances Wales’, A quarterly publication that showcases the latest news, research, and developments in Science, Technology and Engineering in Wales. The article focuses on collaborative research conducted in conjunction with both Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy […]

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  • Christmas trees aid the fight against Fasciolisis and Schistosomiasis

    Scientists from Aberystwyth University, Ridgeway Research Ltd. and Phytoquest Ltd. have contributed to research that identifies a novel chemical compound from the bark of Noble fir trees and demonstrates that this compound has anthelmintic activity against two evolutionary related parasite species, the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica and the blood fluke […]

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Contact Us

Professor Karl F. Hoffmann
Director, BCHC

Mrs Jessica Longworth
Administrator, BCHC

Aberystwyth University
Edward Llwyd Building
Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth
SY23 3DA
WALES UK

Tel:           +44 (0) 1970 621830
E-mail:     bchc.uk@gmail.com