Department of Biochemical Engineering
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Diana Matibag (2nd from left) worked with Rachael Wood (2nd from right), James Lawrence (right)
and Mike Sulu (left) in the Department of Biochemical Engineering as a Work Experience
Student from 3 to 7 April. Diana was amazingly good and thorougly enjoyed her
experience. She built a microfluidic chip to culture cells and learnt about
engineering design and cell culture.
Published: Apr 11, 2017 11:10:48 AM
John Ward's article "Enzyme catalyzed Pictet-Spengler formation of chiral 1,1’-disubstituted- and spiro-tetrahydroisoquinolines" has just been published in Nature Communications. John's group is making novel alkaloids using a hitherto undiscovered activity of synthetic plant enzyme. (Read the full article here...) John is presenting a Virtual Open Day on 10 April (book your free ticket here) for the MRes in Synthetic Biology programme.
Published: Apr 3, 2017 10:56:50 AM
The newly-appointed members of the Biochemical Engineering Department's long-running Crook Society take some time to tell about themselves and what the society is up to.
Published: Mar 30, 2017 1:53:56 PM
Dr Farlan Veraitch (Biochemical Engineering) together with Tecrea has won a £100k grant from MedCity to work on the evaluation and optimization of Lentivirus production using Nanocin™ technology. Tecrea is a a spinout from the Royal Veterinary College and this 12 month project will apply their low toxicity DNA delivery technology to improve the production of Lentivirus for cell and gene therapy applications.
Published: Mar 30, 2017 1:53:25 PM
We are extremely proud to announce that Dr Fiona Truscott, a Postdoctoral Researcher with The Department of Biochemical Engineering, was recognised for her engagement activities at the recent Provost's Engagement Awards. Winners shared prizes in 10 categories awarded by the UCL President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur and the Dean of Engineering, Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker.
Published: Mar 29, 2017 9:42:39 AM
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 PolyCYPs: Optimising a preclinical platform tool to reduce pharmaceutical attrition rates' with Hypha Discovery.
Published: Mar 23, 2017 4:18:58 PM