BEACON scientists attend Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals in Baltimore, USA

Thursday, 26th May 2016

Dr Sreenivas Rao Ravella, Dr Ana Winters and Anna Suchy attended the 38th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals, from 25 – 28 April 2016, in Baltimore, USA.  The Symposium was organised by the Society for Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (SIMB). The Symposium on

Award for Professor Steve Kelly

Wednesday, 04th May 2016


BEACON's Professor Steve Kelly has won the prestigious 2016 Schroepfer Medal, which has been awarded by the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in recognition of his significant and distinguished accomplishments in the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and on

Visit by Dr Hywel Ceri Jones

Tuesday, 19th April 2016

Dr Hywel Ceri Jones and his wife Morwenna visited the BEACON facilities on Tuesday 19  April and were given a guided tour by Professor Iain Donnison, who explained how European funding is being used to benefit Welsh businesses through collaboration with BEACON.

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Wednesday, 13th April 2016

A BBSRC KEC contingent had a very informative and enjoyable visit to the BEACON facilities on Wedneday 13 April hosted by Mike Morris.


Visit to Japan

Monday, 11th April 2016

Between 10-24 March, BEACON's Dr Jessica Adams travelled to Japan and met a number of researchers working on seaweed.  She presented a seminar at the Tokyo University for Marine Sciences and Technology (TUMSAT) and gave a presentation at the Japanese Society of Phycology annual on

IBioIC - Realising the Opportunity

Wednesday, 16th March 2016

Take a look at Adam Charlton's presentation to the IBioIC Conference held in Glasgow, 28-29 January 2016 - click here

Radio Four PM Programme

Monday, 14th March 2016

Prof Iain Donnison was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 PM Programme broadcast on Friday 11 March, following a recent YouGov poll of 80,000 Britons which found Ceredigion was the most enthusiastically pro-EU of all 188 areas surveyed.

New uses and applications for frankincense

Wednesday, 06th January 2016

BEACON scientists from Bangor University’s School of Chemistry and BioComposites Centre are working with the Compton Group, based in Swansea, in the commercial development of new products derived from frankincense. They are particularly interested in a species of on

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Tuesday, 22nd December 2015

BEACON are currently working with the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire, to transform the space pictured below into a splendid 'Power of Grass' display.  Further updates to come!


Secret off-roading and beautiful Botanics brightened the shortest day

Monday, 21st December 2015

Elaine's enormously soggy trip to South Wales was well worthwhile as it included some very cool off-roading (all in the name of science), made all the more exciting by atrocious weather and flooding.  The details have to remain secret at present but watch this space for an exciting on