BCHC Students Graduate

Last month, after long delays due to COVID-19 restrictions BCHC were pleased to welcome back several PhD and MRes students to celebrate their graduations. PhD graduates supervised by Prof Karl Hoffmann: Dr Ben Hulme: The focus of his research project was “Schistosoma mansoni α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase (SmNAGAL) regulates coordinated parasite movement and egg production” Dr Alessandra Crusco:…

BCHC members presented at British Society for Parasitology 60th Anniversary spring meeting

The University of York hosted the British Society for Parasitology spring meeting this March. This year we were able to meet in person and remotely to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the event. Keynote speakers included Amy Buck (University of Edinburgh) and Susan Wyllie (University of Dundee). Several BCHC members were involved in presentations and…

BCHC celebrates Viva success!

The BCHC is delighted to announce that at the end of February, Ben Hulme, a PhD student with Prof. Karl Hoffmann successfully defended his thesis entitled ‘Functional genomics characterisation of a α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase (α-NAGAL) in the parasitic blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni’. Ben was examined by Dr Russ Morphew (Aberystwyth University) and Professor Grace Mulcahy (University College Dublin) with…

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 welcomes new PhD Students

The BCHC is delighted to announce that we will be welcoming a number of new PhD students in October. Holly Northcote, a previous MSc student at Aberystwyth University has been awarded an Eleanor and David James PhD scholarship. The title of her project is ‘The molecular host-parasite interaction between the equine tapeworm, Anoplocephala perfoliata, and the…

PhD Viva Success

The BCHC would like to report that on Tuesday the 2nd June, PhD student Fiona Tyson successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘Monitoring drug efficacies in equid nematodes’. Fiona was co-supervised by Dr Russ Morphew, Dr Peter Brophy and Dr Eurion Thomas in a collaboration between Aberystwyth University and Techion Ltd. Fiona was examined by Dr…

BCHC takes part in British Science Week

At the beginning of March, Aberystwyth University took part in British Science week, a UK wide initiative to celebrate science, technology engineering and maths. Over the course of 3 days pupils from local primary and secondary schools visited Penglais campus to engage in a range of lively science activities, games and quizzes. Undergraduate, Masters and…

More PhD success for BCHC

The BCHC is thrilled to announce that in early March, Nathan Allen, a PhD student with Dr Russ Morphew successfully defended his thesis entitled ‘Molecular approaches to uncover the fundamental biology of Calicophoron daubneyi’. Nathan was examined by Dr Paul McVeigh from Queens University Belfast and Dr Alison Kingston-Smith from Aberystwyth University. Congratulations Nathan!

BCHC PhD student successfully defends thesis

The BCHC is delighted to announce that on the 16th January, PhD student John Tomes successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘Imaging Ellipsometry as a Novel Detection Method for Protein-Protein Interactions’. John’s PhD was co-supervised by Dr Russ Morphew (IBERS) and Dr Dave Langstaff (Physics) and was focused on investigating whether image ellipsometry could be…