Exciting collaboration between BCHC and the Oxford Protein Production Facility

A BCHC PhD student, Gilda Padalino, recently returned from a trip to Oxford where she was working in collaboration with Professor Ray Owens at the Oxford Protein Production Facility (OPPF). Their aim was to express some of the enzymes involved in histone methylation in Schistosoma mansoni the parasite responsible for the human disease Schistosomiasis. Large…

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…

There’s gold on them there vesicles!

As part of the BCHC’s focus on extra-cellular vesicles (EV) in helminthology we recently hosted a visit from Allan Cameron, a 4th year PhD student from the Devitt Laboratory, Aston University. Allan is researching the role of apoptotic cell derived extracellular vesicles (ACdEV) on the immune system. He visited Aberystwyth University to utilise the expertise…

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…

Exposing the link between helminth infection and TB-susceptibility

What an exciting month for immunology research! May 2017 saw the BCHC hosting a very-interesting one-week visit by Dr Stephen Cose, Senior Immunologist from the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS. As part of his permanent secondment from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Dr Steve Cose is Senior Immunologist to the MRC…

Aberystwyth student scoops top prize at British parasitology conference

David Cutress, currently studying for his PhD at IBERS Aberystwyth University, received one of the top five poster awards at the British Society for Parasitology Annual Spring Conference in Dundee in April. David’s poster was one of 106 submitted into the competition, with the award being sponsored by Plos NTDs, Parasites and Vectors and the Malaria…

Aberystwyth students dominate Drug Discovery awards

Aberystwyth students dominated the PhD poster awards at the 3rd Annual Scientific Drug Discovery Congress 2016 in Cardiff. Congrats to @ibers_aber Gilda, Alessandra and Rafael for winning the 3 PhD poster prizes at #LSCongress16! Well done indeed! pic.twitter.com/GjADxJy2F7 — karl hoffmann (@ProfHoff1) November 30, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.jswatch The Boss Baby film online now Dr Lucy Akinmosin…