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£3.7m grant for Aberystwyth scientist to tackle flatworm infections

Professor Karl Hoffmann and his team Image copyright Aberystwyth University
Image caption The team will develop research tools for the study and manipulation of parasitic flatworms

A research team led by an Aberystwyth University scientist has been awarded £3.7m to combat flatworm infections.

Professor Karl Hoffmann from the university's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) will head up a team from the UK, Germany, France and the USA.

Parasitic flatworm species are responsible for hydatid disease and bilharzia.

The funding was awarded by biomedical research charity The Wellcome Trust.

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