Viva Success

The BCHC is very pleased to announce that on Monday 6th January 2020, Holly Craven a PhD student with Prof. Karl Hoffmann successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘Analysis of quadruplex DNA structures in Schistosoma mansoni and their potential as therapeutic targets’. Professor Christoph Grunau travelled from University of Perpignan via Domitia to examine Holly along…

BCHC welcomes new MRes students

At the beginning of October, Aberystwyth University welcomed the second cohort of MRes students enrolled in our Parasite control course. This course focuses specifically on parasites and the diseases that they cause. Over the next year our new cohort of students will gain expert knowledge in the detection, prevention and control of protozoan as well…

BCHC establishes new collaborations with the University of Oxford

Last Month the BCHC welcomed Professor Stuart Conway from the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford for collaborative discussions. Professor Conway’s research focuses on the use of synthetic organic chemistry to enable the study of biological problems. Discussions focused around collaborations into the development of new anti-schistosomal agents. This proved to be a hugely productive…

Aberystwyth named Welsh University of the Year

Aberystwyth University has been named Welsh University of the Year for 2020 by The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide. This latest accolade means the University has been recognised by The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide for three years running. In September 2018 Aberystwyth was named University of the Year for Teaching Quality, and…

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 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…

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 Iain Chalmers. Since completing his…

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%,…