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Light at night spooks alien crayfish!

We have been using electricity as a source of light for over a century, and with a rapidly expanding human population the amount of light pollution at night is increasing every year. (more…)

Competing crayfish in crisis!

A recent paper by Cripes members Jo James, Rhidian Thomas and Prof Jo Cable and collaborators, has shown that the introduction of a relatively new non-native species, the virile crayfish (Orconectes virilis) may be bad news for the established signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in the River Lea, London. (more…)

IASTE: Jana Smolová

Recently, Jana Smolová who visited us from the Czech Republic as part of the IASTE scheme completed her placement and returned to Prague. (more…)

A visit from Dr. Ghada Gamea

We recently welcomed Dr. Ghada Gamea from the Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Egypt, who gave the CRIPES group an interesting and informative overview of parasites in Egypt, highlighting species of particular importance to both human and animal health. (more…)

Rhi Hunt receives the Morgan E Williams Award!

Congratulations to Rhi Hunt for receiving the Morgan E Williams Award for Helminthology (2015-2016) to conduct her MRes project on parasitic worms with CRIPES. (more…)

CUROP internship opportunity – Deadline May 15th

CUROP-funded internship: Interactions between the gut microbiota and helminths in wild rodents. (more…)

CRIPES goes to Brighton BSI Congress 2014

In December Alex Stewart visited Brighton to attend the annual BSI conference along with over 1000 other immunologists from around the world. (more…)

CRIPES at the International Association of Astacology Conference in Japan – IAA20

In September, Jo J, Rhidian and Dr. Fred Slater set off for the IAA20 conference in the Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo, Japan. The conference was held in the northern part of Japan on the island of Hokkaido. (more…)