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Research, Students, Visits

BCHC Access Fellowship leads to new diagnostic test for parasitic infection in fish

Scientists from Swansea University, Aberystwyth University and Cardiff University have collaborated to develop a method to identify potential chemical cues associated with parasitic infection in fish. The collaborative team investigated chemical cues, in the form of proteins and peptides, released from the mangrove killifish, Kryptolebias marmoratus, in response to parasitic […]

Research, Staff

BCHC features in Advances Wales

The Barrett Centre for Helminth Control is featured in the Winter 2018 issue of ‘Advances Wales’, A quarterly publication that showcases the latest news, research, and developments in Science, Technology and Engineering in Wales. The article focuses on collaborative research conducted in conjunction with both Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy […]

Research, Staff

Christmas trees aid the fight against Fasciolisis and Schistosomiasis

Scientists from Aberystwyth University, Ridgeway Research Ltd. and Phytoquest Ltd. have contributed to research that identifies a novel chemical compound from the bark of Noble fir trees and demonstrates that this compound has anthelmintic activity against two evolutionary related parasite species, the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica and the blood fluke […]

Awards, Event, Research, Staff, Students

BCHC student wins award for PhD presentation at the 5th Annual Scientific Drug Discovery Congress

Aberystwyth PhD student, David Cutress, has won one of two awards presented on the first day of the Annual Scientific Drug Discovery Congress held in Cardiff earlier this month. His talk, entitled ‘Towards validation of an immune suppressor protein from liver fluke as a drug target’, detailed the advances he has […]

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Taking Schistosomes to the stage

At the end of May, BCHC members from the Hoffmann lab travelled to Builth Wells to deliver interactive science experiments to children of all ages competing at one of Europe’s largest cultural youth festivals, the Urdd National Eisteddfod. We took our custom made ‘plush parasites’ along to explain the Schistosome […]

Research, Visits

BCHC strengthens links in India

The BCHC has been delighted to welcome Dr P. A. Ahammed Shareef from the Department of Zoology at PMSO College, Kerala, India as a visiting Fellow during April and May. Shareef has previously visited Aberystwyth in 2013 as part of a BBSRC funded research project tackling Fasciolaisis in the UK […]