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 PIs and external associates to lead the research community in the fight against parasitic worms causing agricultural, veterinary and biomedical diseases.
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.
To assist and promote the work of investigators addressing questions connected with helminthology, the BCHC is offering financial support for CPD, Events, Workshops & Fellowships.
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Aberystwyth University is opening up a new era of collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the fight against neglected tropical diseases of global importance.
Our research spans a broad variety of disciplines, including parasitology, chemistry, ecology, microbiology, mathematics, physics and computer science.
- BCHC Students GraduateLast month, after long delays due to COVID-19 restrictions BCHC were pleased to welcome back several PhD and MRes students to celebrate their graduations. PhD graduates supervised by Prof Karl Hoffmann: Dr Ben Hulme: The focus of his research project was “Schistosoma mansoni α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase (SmNAGAL) regulates coordinated parasite movement and…
- BCHC members presented at British Society for Parasitology 60th Anniversary spring meetingThe University of York hosted the British Society for Parasitology spring meeting this March. This year we were able to meet in person and remotely to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the event. Keynote speakers included Amy Buck (University of Edinburgh) and Susan Wyllie (University of Dundee). Several BCHC members…
- Aberystwyth University BCHC members attend virtual conference with RUTS University in ThailandOn 25th May, a virtual networking conference between Aberystwyth University and Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (RUTS) took place to help establish joint future projects with a focus on veterinary research areas. The conference allowed staff and students from each university to share their veterinary expertise and provide a comprehensive insight…
- BCHC celebrates Viva success!The BCHC is delighted to announce that at the end of February, Ben Hulme, a PhD student with Prof. Karl Hoffmann successfully defended his thesis entitled ‘Functional genomics characterisation of a α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase (α-NAGAL) in the parasitic blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni’. Ben was examined by Dr Russ Morphew (Aberystwyth University) and Professor Grace…
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