KESS projects

KESS is a major European Convergence programme led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE sector in Wales. The School of Biological Sciences has a large number of current and recent KESS projects (listed below, together with the partner company/organisation and the lead academic involved)

Agrisense, (Prof. Deri Tomos)

Autism Cymru. The role of microRNA Molecules in the Aetiology of Autism (Dr. Thomas Caspari)

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - Pathology, Ysbyty Gwynedd. Development of routine immunoassays for diagnosis of systemic autoimmune diseases in NHS diagnostic serology laboratories (Dr. David Pryce)

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - Alaw Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd. Nucleotide excision repair-independent functions of Rhp14XPA and Rad13XPG. (Dr. Oliver Fleck)

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, Glan Clwyd Identification of genetic markers that predict cancer patient survival following novel rectal cancer chemoradiation including concurrent irinotecan  (Dr. Edgar Hartsuiker)

Bodorgan Environmental Management Ltd Health Implications of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water Supplies (Dr. Thomas Caspari)

CELW Ltd Design and Construction of Wetlands for Water Pollution Treatment of Nutrient-sensitive Fen Habitats. (Dr. Nathalie Fenner)

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water. The role of estuarine suspended particulate material (flocs) in the persistence of microbial pathogens in the environment (Dr. James McDonald)

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Impacts of vegetation on DOC formation and treatability: does land use affect trihalomethane formation? (Prof. Chris Freeman)

Dwr Cymru PLC - United Utilities Climate change effects on water treatment at Rhiwgoch & Llyn Cowlydd WTW: Disinfection by products and the implications for human health. (Prof Chris Freeman)

Ecological Surveys – Bangor Understanding climate change impacts on dune slack biodiversity (Prof. Chris Freeman)

Energy & Environment Business Services Ltd Generating carbon credits for the Welsh economy by reducing the decomposition of peat uplands which serve as a long term store of carbon(Dr. Anil Shirsat)

Energy & Environment Business Services Ltd. Generating carbon credits through application of the enzymic latch mechanism in peatland carbon sequestration (Prof. Chris Freeman)

Environment Agency Wales - ecosystem monitoring. Enhancing freshwater ecosystem biomonitoring: defining and testing an ecometagenetic DNA identification framework (Dr. Simon Creer)

National Trust (Ysbyty Estate) The potential value of peatland restoration in the Conwy catchment as a means of promoting carbon neutrality within the National Trust (Prof. Chris Freeman)

North Wales NHS Trust. Identification of a novel cohort of ovarian cancer biomarkers(Dr. Ramsay McFarlane)

Reeds from Seeds Ltd A low carbon approach to effluent phosphate treatment using plant genetic modification and the 'enzymic latch' mechanism (Dr. Anil Shirsat)

Spatone/Nelsonbach The biogeochemistry and molecular biology of a chalybeate (iron-rich) spa water(Prof. Barrie Johnson)

Tenovus Cancer Charity. Understanding neural stem cell development using an in vivo tumour-initiation model(Dr. Claudia Barros)

Tenovus Cancer Charity. The role of Brachyury in colorectal cancer (Dr. Jane Wakeman)

Tropical Forest Honey Products. Breeding a Better Bee for Wales (Dr. Anita Malhotra)