The Swansea Science Festival is back for 2018! It will be held at The Waterfront Museum the 3rd and 4th of November.

Pint of Science is coming to Swansea for the first time in 2018! From May14th-16th, Swansea scientists will be taking over pubs in the city to talk about their research. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

The 14th International Symposium on Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity and Biotechnology is to be held in York from the 15th to the 19th of July 2018.

Following the success of the British Science Festival last year, Swansea University held the free Swansea Science Festival from the 8th-10th September 2017.

The EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF), located within Swansea Medical School, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and is holding a one day symposium on the 10th July 2017 to celebrate. More information on the event and how to register can be found here.

We hosted the British Yeast Group Meeting 2016 at Swansea University on 29th June - 1st July 2016. In keeping with tradition, the meeting began at lunchtime on Wednesday the 29th and finished at lunchtime on Friday the 1st. More information about the meeting can be found here.

The 13th International Symposium on Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity and Biotechnology was held in Vancouver BC from the 22nd to the 26th of July 2016. It was the first time the P450 Symposium has been held in Canada.

The Griffiths-Wang Lab hosted the 5th European Lipidomic Meeting at Swansea University from the 2nd to the 4th September, 2015. It was an opportunity to “bring lipidomic specialities in the fields of chemistry, biology, medicine and analytics together”. More information about the event can be found here.

The Yeast Lipid Conference is an international scientific meeting held biennially to promote discussion between scientists working on or interested in all aspects of yeast lipids. The 12th Yeast Lipid Conference was held in Ghent, Belgium from the 20th till the 22nd of May 2015. A short report about the conference can be found here.

On Friday 3rd October 2014, the Beacon team at Swansea University hosted a one-day Guardian Masterclass seminar aimed at anyone interested in the craft brewing scene. Over the course of the day, attendees discovered expert insider tips on how to design and create a new beer, and how to make it stand out from the crowd – essential in a market where quality remains the biggest driver of sales. The seminar was lead by an enviable panel of brewing experts were in attendance, including Cask Report creator Pete Brown, Duncan Sambrook of the acclaimed Sambrook's Brewery, cuckoo brewing pioneer Gazza Prescott, brewer and SIBA board member Buster Grant and Waen Brewery head brewster Sue Hayward.

BEACON will build integrated Green Supply Chains with a focus on developing new routes to functional, cost competitive products using biomass rather than oil. Our intention is to understand and engage with businesses so we cultivate and then deliver Green Technology Solutions to benefit industry across a range of sectors. To facilitate this we have a network of scientific expertise based at Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities with capacity to provide solutions from bench to demonstration scale. Our aim is to enhance the embryonic green economy by applying excellent science to stimulate new job creation, inward investment and the promotion of Welsh scientific excellence at a global level. In 2014, BEACON won the EU RegioStars award for "Sustainable Growth".

The 12th International Symposium on Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity and Biotechnology was held in Kyoto from the 24th to the 28th of September 2014. This was the first international P450 symposium to be held in Kyoto, and it commemorated the 50th anniversary of the P450 discovery by Omura and Sato in 1964. It was held at the conference facilities of the Kyoto International Community House, which is located in the center of Kyoto’s education and sightseeing district. The symposium followed the tradition of P450 meetings of the international community that brings together researchers and students from diverse disciplines who study cytochromes P450. Also, the Kyoto P450 symposium was joined in part by the annual meeting of the Japanese society of P450, UGT and SULT scientists.

The meeting was held at the University of Wales Swansea on the 23rd to 27th of July 2006 and was organised by Prof. Steven Kelly, Prof. David Lamb & Prof. Diane Kelly. The programme of events included papers by many world-renowned scientists in the field of cytochrome P450 research. This was the first time the meeting was hosted in the UK and we are pleased that Wales was chosen to be the location for this.

The meeting was held at the University of Wales, Swansea from the 12th to 14th May 2005 and was organised by Prof. Steven Kelly, Prof. David Lamb & Prof. Diane Kelly. The programme included papers by internationally-renowned yeast lipid scientists.