Bioscience students take part in two Kent conservation projects

Students from the University’s School of Biosciences have been involved in two conservation projects in Kent.

In the first, two students worked at the Wildwood Trust to investigate the presence of microbial parasites in the gut of various animals that are in captivity in the park.

Katie James and Jessica Bailey worked alongside other students from Biosciences to investigate the diversity and the role of these microorganisms in animals health and disease.

In the second, Biosciences graduate Georgina Hurle has been working on a project at East Malling Research (NIAB EMR) on Ash Dieback Disease. NIAB EMR is undertaking research to understand the mechanisms of natural fungus infections that cause the ash dieback disease that affects European Ash trees across the UK and Continental Europe.