BCHC engages with local students

As part of a programme of lectures organised by the West Wales Association of Young Scientists (WWAYS) our very own BCHC Director, Prof Karl Hoffmann took to the stage this week to present a lecture on his career path and how parasites and Schistosomes in particular, became the focus of his work.

Prof. Hoffmann delivered a grisly lecture on the fundamentals of parasitology to Year 10-13 students from the Aberystwyth area.  He drew attention to the vast numbers of parasites inhabiting the Earth and the enormous impact they have on human health. A number of well-considered questions followed, indicating that the session has sparked a genuine curiosity and has perhaps inspired the next generation of parasitologists.