An Interdisciplinary Research Centre leading the fight against helminth disease

Established in 2016, the BCHC at Aberystwyth University brings together an internationally-recognised team of Principal Investigators 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.

Video source: Gabriel RinaldiFemale adult schistosome in culture actively feeding on red blood cells

Selected Recent Publications

View recent publications from BCHC members.

Facilities & Services

Aberystwyth University opens up a new era of collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the fight against neglected tropical diseases of global importance.

Our Research

Our research spans a broad variety of disciplines, including parasitology, chemistry, ecology, microbiology, mathematics, physics and computer science.


Contact Us

BCHC Director: Professor Karl F. Hoffmann

Aberystwyth University
Edward Llwyd Building
Penglais Campus
SY23 3DA

Tel:           +44 (0) 1970 622308

Mary Howlett -BCHC Administrator

Partner Organisations

Activities at the BCHC are supported by the following external organisations:

Photos on this page sourced from BCHC members and Aberystwyth University