Research

Research, Staff

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 […]

Awards, Event, Research, Staff, Students

BCHC student wins award for PhD presentation at the 5th Annual Scientific Drug Discovery Congress

Aberystwyth PhD student, David Cutress, has won one of two awards presented on the first day of the Annual Scientific Drug Discovery Congress held in Cardiff earlier this month. His talk, entitled ‘Towards validation of an immune suppressor protein from liver fluke as a drug target’, detailed the advances he has […]

Research, Visits

BCHC strengthens links in India

The BCHC has been delighted to welcome Dr P. A. Ahammed Shareef from the Department of Zoology at PMSO College, Kerala, India as a visiting Fellow during April and May. Shareef has previously visited Aberystwyth in 2013 as part of a BBSRC funded research project tackling Fasciolaisis in the UK […]

Research, Visits

Dundee Researchers visit Aberystwyth University to plan new project on Anti-schistosomals

A new collaborative project is underway to drive the development of anti-schistosomals. The Wellcome Trust has funded Dundee and Aberystwyth Universities in this joint venture which began with a very productive visit by Dundees researchers to the IBERS laboratories. Schistosomiasis has affected almost 210 million people worldwide and is spread […]