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

John Ward Awarded £568k InnovateUK Grant for Work on PolyCYP

Professor John Ward (Professor of Synthetic Biology for Bioprocessing at UCL Biochemical Engineering) has won a £568k InnovateUK grant (£200k to UCL) to work on ŒPolyCYPs: Optimising a preclinical platform tool to reduce pharmaceutical attrition rates' with Hypha Discovery.

Published: Mar 23, 2017 4:18:58 PM

Erick's Internship at the Technological University of the Mixteca

UCL Biochemical Engineering PhD Student Luis Erick Mota Pacheco has just returned from an internship in the Technological University of the Mixteca (UTM, Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca), based in Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico. During January and February, a series of Biocatalysis seminars was presented to Food Engineering undergraduate students and Masters in Science of Foods and Natural Products graduate students.

Published: Mar 10, 2017 2:21:59 PM

Dr Baganz and Professor Lye win £49k RAE award

Dr Frank Baganz (PI, pictured right receiving ESBES award in 2016) and Gary Lye of UCL Biochemical Engineering have won an Industry Academia Partnership Programme  grant (£49k) from the Royal Academy of Engineering to work on a 15 month project entitled ‘On-line MBI® platform as a knowledge sharing strategy between bio-based industry and university in Colombia’. This project is in collaboration with Icesi University, which is pioneering Biochemical Engineering education in Colombia, and Levapan S.A. a leading Colombian IB company.

Published: Mar 8, 2017 10:34:49 AM