Developing pearl millet to tackle diabetes

Dr Rattan Yadav, IBERS

Scientists at Aberystwyth University’s IBERS (Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences) have been awarded £250,000 of Agri-Tech Catalyst funding for an 18 month project to develop new varieties of pearl millet. Working with industrial partners, the project is worth a total of £500,000 and aims to develop low Glycemic Index (GI) varieties of the crop.

Bar Council of India approves Aberystwyth University Law degrees

Representatives of the Bar Council of India during a recent visit to Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University’s Law degree schemes have been approved by the Bar Council of India. The announcement means that students studying LLM and LLB law degrees at Aberystwyth University will now be able to practice Law in India.

Aberystwyth space scientists contribute to discovery of Beagle 2 on Mars

Dr Laurence Tyler, a member of the Space Robotics Group at Aberystwyth University

Space scientists at Aberystwyth University have played an important role in the discovery of the remains of the Beagle 2 Mars Lander which was lost on Christmas Day 2003.

Ebola Crisis: Aberystwyth academics back World Health Organisation

Professor Colin McInnes, Director of the Centre for Health and International Relations

Three academic members of staff at Aberystwyth University’s Department of International Politics have called for greater funding for the World Health Organisation in light of the continuing Ebola outbreak in west Africa.