BCHC sponsors Helminth Extracellular Vesicles Workshop

Helminth Extracellular Vesicles Workshop Bratsera Hotel, Hydra, Greece, 31 Aug – 01 Sep 2019 The BCHC has been delighted to sponsor the recent Helminth Extracellular Vesicles (EV) Workshop held in association with the Parasitic Helminth Conference on the beautiful island of Hydra in Greece. The two day workshop was attended by thirty researchers from around…

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 (WVSC) and Aberystwyth University, the…

BCHC members present at British Society for Parasitology spring meeting

This April researchers from the BCHC travelled to Manchester to take part in the British Society for Parasitology spring meeting. This year’s meeting was held in partnership with the Belgian Society of Parasitology and Protistology (BSPP) and the Dutch Society for Parasitology (NVP). Keynote speakers included Prof Joanne Webster (Royal Veterinary College) and Prof Patricia Wright…

The BCHC talks p-values

In late February 2018, the BCHC welcomed Prof. Daniel Berrar, Head of the Data Science Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology for a 1-day visit to Aberystwyth. Daniel delivered a thought provoking seminar on parasites, paradoxes, and the use of p-values in research. Daniels talk generated a lot of interesting discussion points, thank-you Daniel for…

Talking Science in the September sun

Early this September, BCHC PhD students attended the 11thMolecular and Cellular Biology of Helminth Parasites conference in Hydra, Greece. Against the picturesque background of the Aegean Sea, Tom Gasan presented a poster detailing a novel vaccine candidate in the fight against Schistosomiasis. Chelsea Davis and Clare Collett both presented posters on Veterinary Parasitology. All three…

Aberystwyth student has letter published in Veterinary Record

Fiona Tyson a PhD student at Aberystwyth University has published a letter in Veterinary Record detailing recent outreach work conducted by herself and others at this years’ Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. As part of a collaboration between Aberystwyth University and Techion UK, faecal egg counts (FEC) were performed on horses attending this years’ show using…

Let’s talk drug discovery!

In mid-July, the BCHC hosted a unique 1-day ‘mini symposium’ with colleagues from Cardiff University and Phytoquest to share the latest findings from the team’s research. Guests were Professor Andrew Westwell, Dr Andrea Brancale and Dr Salvatore Ferla from Cardiff University and Dr Robert Nash of Phytoquest and presentations were delivered by eight staff and postgraduate students of the Hoffmann…

BCHC staff host groundbreaking meeting to re-direct EV research in helminthology

On 4th May 2017, BCHC staff and postgraduate students hosted a unique meeting of extra-cellular vesicle (EV) and helminth specialists to discuss new ways of progressing EV research in helminthology.  The meeting was attended by colleagues at Leiden University Medical Centre (Prof. Ron Hokke, Prof. Hermelijn H. Smits and Marije Kuipers) and Cardiff University (Dr Aled…

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…