Advances in red clover breeding gives farmers vital homegrown alternative to bought-in protein

25 July 2017

Improvements in the disease resistance and persistency of red clover are significant factors in the increased use of this high value protein crop across UK livestock businesses, according to Professor Athole Marshall, Head of Plant Breeding at IBERS Aberystwyth University.

Welsh grass breeders deliver leading varieties with significant global impact

25 July 2017

Grass breeders from Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) have again produced leading varieties in the latest official recommended lists with two new high sugar ryegrasses.

New £4.2m EU-backed veterinary facility at Aberystwyth

24 July 2017

Plans for a £4.2m state-of-the-art veterinary hub at Aberystwyth University to drive forward research to protect both animal and human health have been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

Aberystwyth researchers organise sustainable agriculture conference in Nigeria

04 July 2017

Aberystwyth University researchers have organised a pioneering conference on developing sustainable agriculture in Nigeria, with the aim of leading to economic and social benefits in the sector.

Learning to communicate science: IBERS students spread the word on infectious diseases

04 July 2017

Second year undergraduate students at the Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University have been making film documentaries on a number of infectious diseases as part of their course assessment.

Aberystwyth University names new Fellows

07 July 2017

A Welsh rugby centurion, an historian, a leading business Chief Executive, a language campaigner and a grass breeder are amongst those who will be honoured during this year’s degree ceremonies at Aberystwyth University.

New University boats for marine research

12 July 2017

Two brand new marine research vessels are being launched by Aberystwyth University for the beginning of the new academic year.

Combining work and a degree, IBERS Agriculture graduate Jac Hughes makes it look easy

18 July 2017

Jac Hughes worked part-time throughout his studies and this week graduates with a 2:1 BSc Animal Science and Agriculture from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Studies (IBERS), Aberystwyth University.

A Firm Foundation: IBERS Marine and Freshwater Biology student graduates with first-class honours

21 July 2017

Graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Marine and Freshwater Biology this week, IBERS student Anouk Milewski explains how a foundation year helped her to achieve a First-class degree.

Bright future: Undergraduate Microbiology student Sinmidele Ayodeji contributes to published paper

21 July 2017

Having contributed to a published paper as an undergraduate Microbiology student at The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) Aberystwyth University, international student Sinmidele Ayodeji graduates with a 2:1 BSc Microbiology and a bright future ahead of her.

Lifelong grass breeder awarded Honorary Degree

19 July 2017

Alan Lovatt, Senior Grass Breeder in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, has been awarded an Honorary Degree in recognition of long-service, contribution and dedication to the University.