£3.7m grant for Aberystwyth scientist to tackle flatworm infections

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Professor Karl Hoffmann and his teamImage source, Aberystwyth University
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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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