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.

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.

Our Partner Organisations

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

BRI Biomedial Research Institute
Informatics Unlimited - IT Solutions for Life Science R&D
Health Services Laboratories

Life Sciences Research Network Wales - Rhwydwaith Gwyddorau Bywyd Cymru
Leiden University Medical Center
bvgh - BIO Ventures for Global Health
National Phenotype Screening Centre
Technion Group Ltd - technology in action
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
wellcome trust sanger institute

Funding Opportunities

To assist and promote the work of investigators addressing questions connected with helminthology, the BCHC is offering financial support for CPD, Events, Workshops & Fellowships.

Facilities & Services

Aberystwyth University is opening 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

Professor Karl F. Hoffmann
Director, BCHC

Mrs Jessica Longworth
Administrator, BCHC

Aberystwyth University
Edward Llwyd Building
Penglais Campus
SY23 3DA

Tel:           +44 (0) 1970 621830