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Uni-Link Students Visit Biochemical Engineering

We were pleased to welcome two classes of year 12 A-Level students to the UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering this week as part of the Uni-Link  programme. Uni-Link students are linked with a department or faculty at UCL related to the degree they would like to study at university and attend a series of subject specific events throughout Year 12 and 13.  More...

Published: Jul 27, 2016 3:21:43 PM

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Warm Welcome to Dr Sunny Bains

We are very pleased to announce that Sunny has joined the department as a teaching fellow from the Engineering Faculty Office. More...

Published: Jul 26, 2016 10:11:50 AM

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Recreating The First Biochemical Engineering By Brewing Beer

The history of brewing goes back millennia but the principles are the same now as they would have been for our ancestors which is why we teamed up with The Institute of Making to hold a workshop (or should that be workHOP) on brewing. Biochemical Engineering is, at its most fundamental, the use of cells – be they mammalian, bacterial or fungal – to convert a product we have into another one that we want more. Today we often think of the manufacture antibiotics, biofuels or vaccines, but the oldest example of biochemical engineering is using yeast, a single-cell fungus, to change the sugars in grain into beer.  More...

Published: Jul 19, 2016 2:26:32 PM

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UCL iGEM team wins $5,000 grant from global Swiss agribusiness Syngenta AG

The UCL student team competing in the 2016 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Synthetic Biology competition has enjoyed another early success being one of only 4 teams to be awareded a $5,000 grant from global Swiss agribusiness Syngenta AG. More...

Published: Jul 8, 2016 1:01:08 PM

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Week of Events for Women in Engineering 2016

At UCL Biochemical Engineering, we have a strong commitment to breaking down stereotyped perceptions of suitable choices and careers in young people – both girls and boys – by raising awareness of the exciting and wide-ranging careers in biochemical engineering, which is also the core goal of the 50.50 strategy that runs in the faculty of engineering.
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Published: Jul 7, 2016 11:51:46 AM

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