Appointment of Dr. Dimitra Blana

18 November 2011

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dimitra Blana to the role of lecturer. She completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 2008, and will contribute to the department's strengths in biomechanics and motor control. Her research involves artificial control of movement for the restoration of function in spinal cord injury and other neuromuscular disorders. 

Aberystwyth University Research Reveals Viable Biofuel Source Under the Sea

28 July 2011

IBERS - the Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University has revealed findings of research held into the viability of kelp as a biofuel for the future.

Following his family’s footsteps

15 July 2011

Jonathan Lowe graduates today with a BSc in Animal Behaviour from Aberystwyth University.

New project to stop dangerous food poisoning, IBERS develops new system to identify faecal contamination

15 July 2011

Scientists at Aberystwyth University are developing a system to identify miniscule traces of faecal contamination on chicken carcases in abattoirs that can cause deadly food poisoning outbreaks.

Farm Business Survey Celebrates 75 years

06 July 2011

Welsh farmers in 2011 face just as many pressures as their fore fathers did pre - World War II. This is the conclusion of a new book - ‘Farming in Wales 1936–2011’ launched to celebrate the Farm Business Survey’s 75th anniversary. 

Prestigious awards for Aber graduate’s rainforest research

01 July 2011

Aberystwyth alumnus and former IBERS student Jasper Kenter has recently won two prestigious European awards for his research in the Solomon Islands, a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean.

Japanese visit

29 June 2011

On Monday 27th of June delegates from the Kochi Technology University in Japan visited IBERS.

Research and Teaching Success for Postgraduate Students

06 June 2011

The Department is celebrating the achievements of its postgraduate students.  Congratulations to Dr Simon Payne, who passed his PhD viva on the 2nd June 2011.  Simon's thesis examined self-presentation and impression management motives.  Furthermore, the quality of the Department's postgraduate teaching has once again been recognised.  Sarah Forrest has been awarded the University's Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.

Department receives funding to establish new International and UK-based links

06 June 2011

Dr Jo Thatcher and Dr Emily Oliver have been awarded funding from the DAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation to initiate collaborative research with colleagues based at the University of Tsukuba in Japan.  The department is continuing to raise its profile within Wales and will be hosting two research experience placements for local sixth-form students, as well as one returning undergraduate student, with the support of Nuffield Foundation and a Walter Idris bursary.

UK’s Only Welsh Black Bull Testing Station: Open Day

08 June 2011

The Welsh Black Future Cows Group are holding an Open Day in conjunction with HCC and IBERS at Plas Gogerddan on Thursday, 7th of July, 2011 from 13:00 – 16:00.

Training for the future of farming

23 May 2011

IBERS leads multi-million pound programme to create the next generation of experts to support thousands of farmers throughout the UK.

Bio-mass research

19 May 2011

Energy Technologies Institute announces IBERS as a partner in a £4.57 million round of biomass research funding projects.

Department sucessfully hosted Physical Activity and Diabetes Research Meeting

06 December 2010

The fourth meeting of the Physical Activity and Diabetes Research Development Group was hosted at the Department on the 27th January 2011. The meeting brought together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from across Wales with an interest in the role of physical activity and lifestyle in the prevention and management of diabetes.

Aber Sport & Exercise Science Newsletter, 2011, issue 2.

31 March 2011

Issue 2 of our 2011 newsletter is now available for download.