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Biochemistry: Parasites and Proteins – A Taste of Biochemistry With Dr Russ Morphew From Aberystwyth University

1st March 2021 @ 14:15 - 15:00



We are delighted to present the Taste Of series from Aberystwyth University which showcases different subject disciplines. Students will be engaged in a lively interactive discussion that provides enrichment of their current studies whilst bringing to life the wealth of academic possibilities available at university.

In Parasites & Proteins, Dr Russ Morphew, Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), offers the opportunity for students to see how biochemistry can help us to understand and improve our control of infectious parasites of humans and animals.

The session, linking well to level 3 biological molecules and genetics, will provide an overview of parasites and in particular parasitic worms (helminths). Russ will explore how looking at proteins will help us develop new control strategies such as improved diagnostics, new drugs and novel vaccines.


For further details about this great series and to see other Taste Of events on offer, please click below:




Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Russ Morphew

Suitable for: Year 11 to Year 13 students (and equivalent) studying or with an interest in studying biochemistry, genetics, biology, zoology, veterinary biosciences, veterinary science, animal science, equine science, or other related subjects.

Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no formal preparation or pre-reading but participants may like to consider in advance some questions relevant to the subject area.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.  If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



1st March 2021
14:15 - 15:00
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