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Hosting a Sustainable Packaging and Waste Workshop

Wednesday, 06th February 2019

BEACON, in conjunction with Cywain (Menter a Busnes), hosted a very successful workshop on Sustainable Packaging and Waste at Tŷ Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor on Tuesday 29th January. The workshop was aimed at the Welsh food and drink industry to inform delegates of the latest developments...

Hosting a Sustainable Packaging and Waste Workshop

Visit of Professors from National Taiwan University

Tuesday, 29th January 2019

 

As part of the BBSRC Taiwan-UK International Partnering Awards, two professors from National Taiwan University visited the BEACON pilot-scale facility at IBERS, Aberystwyth University today.

Professor Chun-Yen Chang from the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture,...

Visit of Professors from National Taiwan University

BioComposites Centre and BEACON highlighted in Welsh Government report

Thursday, 24th January 2019

A Welsh Government case study focusing on BioComposites Centre, Bangor University, has recently been released, which casts the spotlight on BEACON. Published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre in November 2018, the report highlights ‘Synergies with Research and...

BioComposites Centre and BEACON highlighted in Welsh Government report

BEACON to feature on S4C

Wednesday, 09th January 2019

   

International TV production company, Tinopolis, were at Aberystwyth University this week, filming IBERS scientists for a Welsh-medium show due to be broadcast on S4C in March 2019. Research scientist, Sian Thomas-Jones, highlighted the innovative work undertaken by BEACON to...

BEACON to feature on S4C

Valorising Field Wastes

Wednesday, 14th November 2018

Dr Ana Winters of IBERS, Aberystwyth University, attended the Valorising Field Wastes meeting in Nottingham on 12th-13th November 2018, organised by Future FoodWasteNet. Focused on valorising unavoidable wastes from food crops, the event brought together researchers from all over...

Valorising Field Wastes

Plants to Products (P2P) Final Showcase

Wednesday, 07th November 2018

Dr Joe Gallagher (left ) & Dr Mike Morris (right)

Dr Joe Gallagher, Dr Mike Morris and Dr Ana Winters from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, attended the final Plants to Products (P2P) Showcase held on 7th-8th November...

Plants to Products (P2P) Final Showcase

BIOREVIEW - Waste from sugarcane production to tackle tooth decay, obesity and diabetes

Wednesday, 07th November 2018

 

A new collaborative research project between the UK and India led by scientists at IBERS, Aberystwyth University, aims to transform waste streams from the Indian sugarcane industry into a range of valuable new products that can address tooth decay, obesity and diabetes. BIOREVIEW...

BIOREVIEW - Waste from sugarcane production to tackle tooth decay, obesity and diabetes

The Power of Yeast!

Monday, 05th November 2018

 

Josie Parker and Claire Price showed off the power of yeast as part of the Family Weekend at this year's Swansea Science Festival at the Swansea National Waterfront Museum. Taking place on 3rd-4th November, visitors of all ages were treated to some fun demonstrations of yeast...

The Power of Yeast!

Natural Product Network Conference (NPRONET)

Friday, 02nd November 2018

Professor Diane Kelly was an invited speaker at the latest NPRONET conference which took place on 29th-30th October 2018 in Manchester. Professor Kelly delivered a presentation on P450 biodiversity in natural product biotechnology.

The cytochrome P450 gene/enzyme system is central...

Natural Product Network Conference (NPRONET)

Parliamentary Under Secretary for Wales visits BEACON

Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales, Lord Nick Bourne, visited the BEACON facility recently during a two-day trip across mid-Wales for GreenGB Week, in which the work of institutions championing the clean growth agenda was being celebrated.  As part of a visit to IBERS,...

Parliamentary Under Secretary for Wales visits BEACON