Aberystwyth student scoops top prize at British parasitology conference

David Cutress, currently studying for his PhD at IBERS Aberystwyth University, received one of the top five poster awards at the British Society for Parasitology Annual Spring Conference in Dundee in April. David’s poster was one of 106 submitted into the competition, with the award being sponsored by Plos NTDs, Parasites and Vectors and the Malaria…

BCHC’s visting Expert-in-Residence, Dr Ron Hokke, appointed Professor at LUMC

The BCHC is celebrating the recent appointment of visiting Expert-in-Residence, Dr. Cornelis C. (Ron) Hokke, as Professor at the Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), the Netherlands. Although based at LUMC since 2000, this award recognises Dr Hokke’s years of dedication to the international research community in the fields of glycobiology (known as…

Not one, but TWO exciting guest visits to the BCHC in March!

March was a busy month at the BCHC for exploring new collaborations and pushing on the UK’s national research portfolio in helminthology. At the beginning of the month, Prof. Mark Viney visited the Centre from Bristol University to share his knowledge on parasitic nematodes, delivering an excellent talk and generating some interesting discussions on what…

Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior visits the BCHC

In February 2017, the BCHC was delighted to host a visit by by Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior, Associate Researcher and Head of the Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biochemistry of Drugs at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil. Floriano’s areas of expertise are bio-organic & medicinal chemistry and structural bioinformatics & molecular modelling and his…

Aberystwyth students dominate Drug Discovery awards

Aberystwyth students dominated the PhD poster awards at the 3rd Annual Scientific Drug Discovery Congress 2016 in Cardiff. Congrats to @ibers_aber Gilda, Alessandra and Rafael for winning the 3 PhD poster prizes at #LSCongress16! Well done indeed! pic.twitter.com/GjADxJy2F7 — karl hoffmann (@ProfHoff1) November 30, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jswatch The Boss Baby film online now Dr Lucy Akinmosin…

Professor Hoffmann keynote speaker at 3rd Annual Drug Discovery Congress

Professor Karl Hoffmann of IBERS, Aberystwyth University was the Keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Symposium of the Lifesciences Research Network Wales held in Cardiff. He provided an insight into his expert area, Schistosomiasis. In its third year, the LSRNW Network has supported a range of activities including PhD students, individual research projects and platform technologies at…

Aberystwyth University hosts visit by Dr Rasha Mady

Aberystwyth Unversity is delighted to host a 2-week visit by Dr Rasha Mady, Assistant professor of Parasitology from the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, Egypt. Her visit presents a unique opportunity to share knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, microbiology and immunology and Dr Mady will learn more about IBERS’ research on blood…

Dundee Researchers visit Aberystwyth University to plan new project on Anti-schistosomals

A new collaborative project is underway to drive the development of anti-schistosomals. The Wellcome Trust has funded Dundee and Aberystwyth Universities in this joint venture which began with a very productive visit by Dundees researchers to the IBERS laboratories. Schistosomiasis has affected almost 210 million people worldwide and is spread by contact with fresh water contaminated with…