Aberystwyth University voted best University in Wales for student satisfaction

Aberystwyth University is one of the UK’s top universities for student satisfaction according to the the latest National Student Survey (NSS). The survey, which was published Wednesday 15th July, 2020 in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, listed Aberystwyth University as the top university in Wales for overall satisfaction and as one of…

BCHC student recognised for her work on equine tapeworm

Aberystwyth PhD student, Pom Wititkornkul has received an honourable mention for her student poster presentation at the 2020 American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) Virtual Annual Meeting. The 65th AAVP annual meeting was held between the 20th-22nd June this year in a virtual format and Pom presented her poster entitled ‘Polyomics of the Neglected Equine…

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 wild rodents”. Flavia was supervised…

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 and Dr Russ Morphew co-supervised…

Aberystwyth University voted best in England and Wales for student satisfaction

Students have once more rated Aberystwyth University as one of the best in the UK for overall student satisfaction. Aberystwyth is the top university in England and Wales, and second in the UK for overall student satisfaction according to The National Student Survey (NSS), which was published this week. With overall student satisfaction at 91%,…

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 continues to work in collaboration…

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 made to date in trying…

Aberystwyth University student scoops prize at BSP conference

Alessandra Crusco, a third year PhD student at IBERS Aberystwyth University, received one of the five poster awards at the British Society for Parasitology Annual Spring meeting this April. The completion was sponsored by BMC (Parasites and Vectors) and Elsevier. The competition was judged by BSP council members Dr Poppy Lamberton, Prof. Domenico Otranto, Dr…

Aberystwyth Student scoops prize at Cardiff Postgraduate Research Day

Alessandra Crusco, a 3rd year PhD student at Aberystwyth University has been presented with one of 3 prizes awarded for oral presentations at the recent ‘Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Postgraduate Research Day’. Alessandra is co-supervised by Prof. Karl Hoffmann (Aberystwyth University) and Prof. Andrew Westwell (Cardiff University) and as such was invited to participate…

BCHC PhD student successfully defends thesis

We are delighted to announce that yesterday BCHC PhD student, Kezia Whatley, successfully defended her thesis titled “Synergistic application of high-throughput screening (HTS) and high content imaging (HCI) technologies with in silico drug repositioning techniques to identify new chemotherapeutic targets in S. mansoni” Congratulations Dr Whatley!!