Coronavirus research gives further clues about its origin and journey

19 January 2021

Coronavirus gene research in bats and pangolins has revealed further clues about its potential origins and transmission to humans.


As part of the CoronaHack hackathon event, a research team from Aberystwyth University and the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute utilized hundreds of publicly available coronavirus genomes to compare SARS-CoV-2 - the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease - to its closest genetic relatives in bats and pangolins.

Sting presents European web award to Aberystwyth led environmental project

24 December 2020

An innovative eco-engineering project that aims to turn sea defences and other artificial structures into thriving marine habitats has won a major European Union award.

Beetle burgers or cricket snacks? Insect-based food on Aberystwyth research menu

18 December 2020

Crickets and beetles could become a common part of our diets, thanks to new academic research.


Insects are a common feature of people’s everyday diets in countries around the world, such as Mexico, China and Ghana.


These insect-based foods offer a more environmentally-friendly source of protein than many other food stuffs, and could help feed the world’s growing population.

Mixed farming research to address climate change challenges

16 December 2020

Researchers at Aberystwyth University are collaborating on a €7m international project to help farmers to adopt more innovative agricultural approaches to make their businesses resilient and adaptable to external challenges.

Consumers will pay premium price for quality beef

01 December 2020

Consumers are willing to pay double for a high quality premium beef, research has revealed.

National Spectrum Centre could spur Mid Wales jobs boost

16 November 2020

Pioneering plans to set up a National Spectrum Centre (NSC) in Mid Wales could lead to the creation of more than 60 full-time, high-value jobs.