Biochemical Engineering


Department of Biochemical Engineering

Our excellent international reputation derives from a shared passion to understand how life science discoveries can be converted into commercially viable products on a truly global scale.

Find out about our BSc, BEng, MEng, MRes, MSc and PhD programmes.

90% of our research activity is rated either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ (REF2014).

The MBI® modules and VISION Leadership programme are dedicated to supporting the wider industry with knowledge transfer, skills development and career advancement.

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News & Events

Biochemical Engineering to Host One of Six New EPSRC Hubs

Funded by government through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the hubs will draw together expertise from 17 universities and 200 industrial and academic partners to upgrade the UK’s manufacturing capabilities and take greater advantage of the UK’s innovative strengths. Through increased collaboration between universities and industry, more products can be developed to meet industry needs and progress from the research lab to market – boosting the UK economy.

Published: Dec 5, 2016 3:02:50 PM

Dr Ivan Wall Appointed Faculty Lead for "Hear Again"

Professor Tony Kenyon, Vice-Dean of Research for the Faculty of Engineering, comments:The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering has appointed four engineering leads to its current Flagship Programmes. The holders of these prominent positions will contribute significantly to the impact of UCL’s world-class research within the healthcare engineering domain. We're very pleased to report that Biochemical Engineering's Dr Ivan Wall was one of the first Engineering leads to be formally appointed. 

Published: Dec 5, 2016 1:30:13 PM

Amandeep Tells Us About 2016 iGEM Competition

Welcome back to Amandeep (2nd from Right in the photo): 3 Nomination and a Gold Medal at iGEM! The international genetically engineered machines (iGEM) competition is run every year and has teams from schools and universities all over the world compete at a conference in Boston, MA. The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering has supported UCL teams for the past three years, regularly winning citations for the work they carry out over the summer in collaboration with academics and PhD Students.

Published: Nov 25, 2016 4:12:44 PM

Dr Brenda Parker Talks About Writing a UCAS Personal Statement

We’ve taken a few minutes to meet the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for The Department of Biochemical Engineering to talk about UCAS, Personal Statements and what you should be looking out for when deciding what course to study.

Published: Nov 21, 2016 5:09:29 PM

UCL iGEM Team Win Gold Medal for 5th Consecutive Year!

Well done to Amandeep Varia, Abbie Rogan, Hana Janebdar, Dale Stibbs, Kami Zmijewskil, Kuba Domaradzki, Chichi Ihuegbu, Neythan Treloar, Michelle Ammann and Yuqiao Liu who have not only won a gold medal at the iGEM in Boston this year, but were nominated for Best New Composite BioBrick Award, Best Therapeutic Award AND Best Entrepreneurship Award!

Published: Nov 2, 2016 9:52:19 AM