BCHC PhD student successfully defends thesis

We are delighted to announce that yesterday BCHC PhD student, Kezia Whatley, successfully defended her thesis titled “Synergistic application of high-throughput screening (HTS) and high content imaging (HCI) technologies with in silico drug repositioning techniques to identify new chemotherapeutic targets in S. mansoni” Congratulations Dr Whatley!!  

Events, Students

Talking Science in the September sun

Early this September, BCHC PhD students attended the 11thMolecular and Cellular Biology of Helminth Parasites conference in Hydra, Greece. Against the picturesque background of the Aegean Sea, Tom Gasan presented a poster detailing a novel vaccine candidate in the fight against Schistosomiasis. Chelsea Davis and Clare Collett both presented posters […]


Let’s talk drug discovery!

In mid-July, the BCHC hosted a unique 1-day ‘mini symposium’ with colleagues from Cardiff University and Phytoquest to share the latest findings from the team’s research. Guests were Professor Andrew Westwell, Dr Andrea Brancale and Dr Salvatore Ferla from Cardiff University and Dr Robert Nash of Phytoquest and presentations were delivered by eight staff and […]


Analytics for studying helminth EVs

In July 2017, the BCHC was privileged to host a visit by the Chief Executive Officer of Exosomics Siena SpA, Dr Antonio Chiesi, and its Senior Scientist, Dr Davide Zocco. Exosomics was originally founded as a spin-out company of HansaBioMed, but has recently received significant strategic investment by Lonza, a […]