Aberystwyth University to lead on greenhouse gas removal research with major grant

24 May 2021

Scientists at Aberystwyth University will play a leading role in a major government-funded drive to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. 

Pembrokeshire vet joins Welsh university to research precision agriculture

26 April 2021

A Pembrokeshire vet has made a career change to undertake pioneering veterinary research that will help Welsh farms lead the way in animal health, beginning a PhD at Aberystwyth University as the University gears up to open Wales’ first vet school this September.

Research partnership to expand benefits of hemp

24 March 2021

Hemp could become a more common feature of the countryside, our diets and everyday life, thanks to a new £1.1m research partnership.


The two-year project between Aberystwyth University and industry aims to make hemp a more valuable crop by increasing the amounts of compounds used to make a variety of food, health and pharmaceutical products.

Combining public health and environmental science to develop pollen forecasting

11 March 2021

New research, which brings healthcare data and ground-breaking ecological techniques together, could set a roadmap for refining pollen forecasts in the future.

IBERS scientist launches innovative company in Aberystwyth

23 February 2021

Research on producing a natural, low-calorie sweetener from cereal straw, an agricultural waste stream, has led to the launch of an exciting new company on Aberystwyth University’s Innovation and Enterprise Campus.

Major grant for healthy oats project

17 February 2021

A research project to promote the development of oats as a healthy food product and a climate-resistant crop in Wales and Ireland has been awarded a major European grant.

Views sought on valuing beef in new way

12 February 2021

Evaluating beef in a new way could leave consumers more satisfied at meal times, according to researchers.


A new grading system for the meat would build on the existing strengths of Welsh farming and could guarantee consumers a consistent eating experience.

New partnership to help farmers achieve net zero

08 February 2021

Germinal and Aberystwyth University have today announced a new long-term research partnership to promote sustainable farming.

Mobile app to help stroke patients recover at home during Covid-19

21 January 2021

Researchers at Aberystwyth University are developing a mobile app to help recovering stroke patients exercise more and cope with isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.