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 […]

Awards, Visits

BCHC’s visting Expert-in-Residence, Dr Ron Hokke, appointed Professor at LUMC

The BCHC is celebrating the recent appointment of visiting Expert-in-Residence, Dr. Cornelis C. (Ron) Hokke, as Professor at the Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), the Netherlands. Although based at LUMC since 2000, this award recognises Dr Hokke’s years of dedication to the international research community in the […]


Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior visits the BCHC

In February 2017, the BCHC was delighted to host a visit by by Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior, Associate Researcher and Head of the Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biochemistry of Drugs at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil. Floriano’s areas of expertise are bio-organic & medicinal chemistry and structural bioinformatics […]


Aberystwyth University hosts visit by Dr Rasha Mady

Aberystwyth Unversity is delighted to host a 2-week visit by Dr Rasha Mady, Assistant professor of Parasitology from the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, Egypt. Her visit presents a unique opportunity to share knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, microbiology and immunology and Dr Mady will learn more […]

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 […]