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:


  • Aberystwyth University voted best in England and Wales for student satisfaction

    Students have once more rated Aberystwyth University as one of the best in the UK for overall student satisfaction. Aberystwyth is the top university in England and Wales, and second in the UK for overall student satisfaction according to The National Student Survey (NSS), which was published this week. With […]

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  • BCHC Scientist attends the UKs leading Proteome Research Meeting

    Across three hot summer days in Southampton Dr Russ Morphew of the BCHC attended the annual scientific meeting of the British Society for Proteome Research (BSPR).  This year’s meeting was targeted towards integrative proteomics with a special emphasis on protein function, cellular systems and big data.  Throughout the three days, […]

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  • Welsh Government announces new funding for Welsh students

    The Welsh Government has today announced that it will be funding a new bursary scheme to attract Welsh students to do their master’s degrees in Wales. The scheme aims to increase the number of Welsh graduates who remain in or return to Wales to undertake a master’s degree in STEMM […]

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  • BCHC PhD Student successfully defends thesis

    At the end of June, Alessandra Crusco, a PhD Student with Prof. Karl Hoffmann successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘Anti-infective diterpenoids: design, synthesis, evaluation and metabolomics studies‘. On completion of her thesis Alessandra has taken a Postdoctoral position at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University and […]

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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