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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 […]

Students

BCHC Masters student graduates

The BCHC would like to congratulate Adam Burgess who graduated last week with a Master’s degree in Biosciences as part of Aberystwyth University’s graduation celebrations. Adam’s Masters dissertation was entitled “Extracellular vesicle/Tegumental protein Unknown (ETU): Characterisation of a Hypothetical Protein Family Within Platyhelminthes” and was overseen by BCHC member Dr […]

Awards, Event, Students

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 […]

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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 […]

Students, Visits

BCHC PhD Student travels to the USA

In May, a BCHC PhD Student, Ben Hulme travelled to the USA as part in a knowledge exchange with Professor Paul Brindley’s laboratory at George Washington University, USA. Ben spent time learning how to optimise a new functional genomics technique, CRISPR-CAS9, which has never been performed in adult S. mansoni […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]