Identifying the grass pollen that gets up your nose

Dr Gareth Griffith with one of the pollen collectors used in the study.

Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts for asthma and hay fever sufferers, conditions that affect one in four of the UK population.


Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environment and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University have been working on a major three-year project led by Bangor University to analyse airborne grass pollen.

Rutherford fellows build on new Africa partnership

Left to right: Rutherford Fellows Dr Frans Persendt and Dr Eliakim Hamunyela from the University of Namibia with Professor Chris Thomas from Aberystwyth University. They have been exploring the application of remote sensing technology such as low-cost drones to tackle malaria in northern Namibia.

Fellowships awarded to two researchers from the University of Namibia are set to build on a new strategic partnership between Aberystwyth University and the southern African institution.

Aberystwyth students retain prestigious NIAB Agronomy Cup in 2019

From the left -William Watson, Olivia MacGarvie and Philip Dray, with their Plant Breeding lecturer Dr Irene Griffiths from Aberystwyth University’s IBERS 2018 NIAB Agronomy Cup winning team. Missing is team member Will Davies, currently in New Zealand.

A team of students from Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are the winners of the NIAB Agronomy Cup for the second year.

AberSU Celebrates Staff and Students Shortlist

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 AberSU Staff and Students Awards