A student’s perspective

We asked our undergraduate intern student Harry Riley about his experiences working with the VIRAQUA team:

“I’ve had a really good time working on the VIRAQUA project over the past month, it’s given me great experience in lab and field …

Bangor Science Festival – ‘Hidden Worlds’

VIRAQUA participated in the Bangor Science Festival on March 11th 2017, hosted by Bangor University as part of British Science Week.  We had several ‘hands on’ activities on offer including pathogen painting and bugs in bivalves which we used to …

Passing with Distinction!

We are delighted to announce that our M-degree student has passed with DISTINCTION!  Vanessa Kienmoser joined the VIRAQUA team in September 2016 for her M- degree research project, focusing on the quantification of, and optimal extraction method for enteric viruses …

New publication featuring VIRAQUA team

A collaborative paper, co-authored by Davey Jones, Shelagh Malham and others from Bangor University, Liverpool University, Natural Resources Wales and Bangor Mussel Producers Ltd. reviewing the risk of norovirus infection from the consumption of shellfish had been published in Food …

Viraqua M Degree students

The end of 2016 saw the addition of two 4th year M degree students to the

EMHH PIG Conference

Last week, members of the Viraqua Project headed down to Bristol’s Watershed for the Inaugural meeting of the Environmental Microbiology and Human Health (EMHH) Programme Integration Group (PIG).

The EMHH Programme incorporates; the VIRAQUA project (tracing enteric viruses through the …

Research Excellence Awards

Bangor University has just held its inaugural Research Excellence Awards celebrating the high standard of research at the University.

The Viraqua james-macdonald-awardproject were very proud to see Dr James McDonald awarded the Rising Star Award. “This Award celebrates an academic …

New Publications

The new year kicked off with the first Viraqua project publication with Kata Farkas, Francis Hassard, James McDonald, Shelagh Malham and Davey Jones all co-authors on a paper in Frontiers in Microbiology evaluating molecular methods for the detection and quantification