Author: Jo Forde-Thomas

Visits

The beginning of a beautiful friendship

This morning we were joined by Prof Mingzhong Li, Professor of Crystallisation Science & Drug Delivery at Leicester School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University. Professor Li gave an impressive presentation on the co-crystallisation technology his lab has been developing to improve the bio availability of chemical compounds being pursued […]

Awards, Students

BCHC PhD Students graduate

Last week, the BCHC had the pleasure of celebrating the graduation of three of our PhD students; Dr Flavia Occhibove, Dr Tom Gasan and Dr Chelsea Davies. The focus of Flavia’s research project was “Observational and model evidence for and against the dilution effect: examples from pathogens and parasites of […]

Students

BCHC Masters student graduates

The BCHC would like to congratulate Adam Burgess who graduated last week with a Master’s degree in Biosciences as part of Aberystwyth University’s graduation celebrations. Adam’s Masters dissertation was entitled “Extracellular vesicle/Tegumental protein Unknown (ETU): Characterisation of a Hypothetical Protein Family Within Platyhelminthes” and was overseen by BCHC member Dr […]

Awards, Event, Students

Graduation season is here!

It’s graduation season in Aberystwyth and we are delighted to be able to congratulate all of our undergraduate students who graduated last week. In particular, congratulations to Will Aston and Sarah Davey who both graduate with first class Bachelor of Science degrees in Veterinary Biosciences. BCHC members Dr Iain Chalmers […]

Events

BCHC Members help launch new Veterinary Conference

Over 180 delegates visited Aberystwyth to enjoy the first Vets Cymru conference this June. The event was aimed at providing continued professional development for practising veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, with lectures covering equine, livestock and pets. Organised by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), Wales Veterinary Science Centre […]

Awards, Students

BCHC PhD Student successfully defends thesis

At the end of June, Alessandra Crusco, a PhD Student with Prof. Karl Hoffmann successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘Anti-infective diterpenoids: design, synthesis, evaluation and metabolomics studies‘. On completion of her thesis Alessandra has taken a Postdoctoral position at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University and […]

Students, Visits

BCHC PhD Student travels to the USA

In May, a BCHC PhD Student, Ben Hulme travelled to the USA as part in a knowledge exchange with Professor Paul Brindley’s laboratory at George Washington University, USA. Ben spent time learning how to optimise a new functional genomics technique, CRISPR-CAS9, which has never been performed in adult S. mansoni […]