Portfolio Category: Research


AberInnovation provides world-leading facilities and expertise within the biotechnology, agri-tech, and food and drink sectors. Set in stunning scenery between the Cambrian Mountains and the Irish Sea, our £40.5m Campus offers an ideal environment for business and academic collaboration to flourish. Our state-of-the-art facilities support innovative companies by de-risking R&D activities, facilitating new product and…
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CIEL: The centre for innovation excellence in livestock VetHub¹ also aligns its activities with those of CIEL through the Small Ruminant Platform: SHEEP and environment at Aberystwyth University. CIEL at AU aims toward the more efficient use of feed leading to meat production with minimal. It is led by Prof Alison Kingston-Smith and Dr Ruth Wonfor…
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Johnes Disease

Caused by a bacterium, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (commonly known as MAP), this chronic disease progressively damages the intestines of affected animals. In cattle, clinical signs of the disease include diarrhoea, gradual weight loss and eventual early death. Although not notifiable in Great Britain, it is recommended that a vet is consulted if Johnes disease is…
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A Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB in Wales (CBTB)

Aligning with the stated policy of the Welsh Government (https://gov.wales/bovine-tb-eradication-programme); Aberystwyth University supported by funding from Welsh Government, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the European Regional Development Fund has established a centre aiming to combat the most pressing animal health challenge for Wales today. The centre is led by Professor Glyn Hewinson,…
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