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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


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.

Published: Jul 7, 2016 11:51:46 AM

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Building a giant, semi-­living Golem in the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Deep in the woods of a London forest, in the burial place of 380,000 people, next to a colony of urban beehives, the world’s leading biological artists are collaborating with Shuffle, biochemical and tissue engineers to build a life-­‐size golem, fashioned from mud and clay and studded with living cells grown in London’s scientific laboratories. More...

Published: Jul 7, 2016 11:27:25 AM


Fatumina Abukar wins 3-Minute-Thesis People's Award

We're very pleased to announce that UCL Biochemical Engineering PhD student Fatumina was awarded the People's Award at the recent 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Fatumina was one of three students who got through the Engineering Faculty competition and presented to the whole of UCL. More...

Published: Jul 4, 2016 10:35:38 AM

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