Gene-editing tool shown to limit impact of certain parasitic diseases

Using CRISPR/Cas9 to ‘knock-out’ omega-1 from schistosome eggs.  The left panel represents a wild-type schistosome egg secreting pathogenic proteins (including omega-1; red stars) into host tissues.  Eggs subjected to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in this study do not secrete omega-1 (right panel) into host tissues and are not pathogenic to the host.

A parasitologist at Aberystwyth University is one of a worldwide team of researchers that has used a gene-editing tool to limit the impact of schistosomiasis, an illness that affects more than a quarter of a billion people in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

Nominations open for staff and students awards

Mathematics was awarded the title of Department of the Year at the AberSU Celebrates Staff and Students Awards 2018

Aberystwyth University students have begun to send in their nominations for the annual Aberystwyth Students’ Union Staff and Students Awards.

Aberystwyth academic awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

Professor Björn Weiler from Department of History and Welsh History is a historian of medieval Europe.

A new study by an Aberystwyth University historian is set to look at why disparate parts of Europe came up with common narratives over 800 years ago.

How the Cuban revolution kickstarted the country’s golden age of cinema

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, director of the 1968 Cuban film Memories of Underwood

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Guy Baron from the Department of Modern Languages commemorates 60 years of the Cuban Revolution.

Red Clover innovation for Wales

Red clover breeding at IBERS

New research to ensure more Welsh livestock farmers could benefit from longer lasting, disease resistant red clovers is being undertaken at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS).

Space age technology could benefit mid Wales companies says Aberystwyth physicist

Professor Andrew Evans, Head of Physics at Aberystwyth University

The announcement of £3.7m of EU funding in December 2018 by Welsh Government’s Mark Drakeford to create a world-class research network to help industry embrace cutting-edge technology has been welcomed by an Aberystwyth University scientist.

Aberystwyth scientist to appear on the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Dr Arwyn Edwards has developed a DNA sequencing kit that fits into a small rucksack and can be used anywhere in the world.

A scientist from Aberystwyth University is set to appear in the 2018 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures which will be broadcast on BBC 4 between Christmas and the New Year.

Pro Chancellor nominations invited

The Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, Lord Thomas of Cwmgïedd, presenting Professor Ann Sumner as Fellow during Graduation 2018.

Aberystwyth University is seeking nominations for the honorary role of Pro Chancellor.

Festival of Learning offers New Year study opportunities

Are you planning to make it your New Year’s resolution to try something different or learn a new skill?

New precision agriculture partnership launched

Coleg Cambria Llysfasi students and staff visit Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan Farm Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock facility, which undertakes detailed nutritional studies in ruminants, leading to a greater understanding of the fundamental science needed for precision farming systems.

Researchers at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are launching a new partnership with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi which aims to encourage farmers in Wales and further afield to incorporate cutting edge innovations on their farms.

Aberystwyth University grasses that feed the world considered one of the UK’s best breakthroughs

Grass research at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University

Pioneering work at Aberystwyth University that has led to the production of new varieties of high sugar grasses features as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs in recognition of its transformational environmental and economic benefits.

Detailed plans to transform Old College unveiled

Artist’s impression showing the proposed atrium behind and above 1 and 2 New Promenade as part of the Old College redevelopment.

Aberystwyth University has unveiled the latest designs for its ambitious plans to refurbish Old College, one of Wales’s most iconic buildings.

EU funding to boost Wales’ creative technologies sector

Aberystwyth University Old College; the £1.4m project will transform the currently-unused South Seddon building into state-of-the-art seafront business units.

Welsh Government Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announces £0.9m of EU funding to refurbish part of Aberystwyth’s iconic Old College university building.

Where is all the antimatter?

Experimental physicist, Professor Niels Madsen from Swansea University, will deliver this year’s Bill Williams Memorial Lecture, aimed at young people aged 16-18.

New volume explains the significance of place in Keats's poetry

Professor Richard Marggraf Turley

A new book edited by an Aberystwyth academic explores the significant locations across Britain which shaped the writing of the English Romantic poet, John Keats.