Dr Darren Nesbeth has been promoted to the post of Associate Professor. The appointment was made in light of the work he's done establishing Synthetic Biology teaching activities at UCL Biochemical Engineering, as well as success in successive iGEM competitions.
Publication date: 18 July 2018
Dr Sunny Bains has been promoted to the post of Principal Teaching Fellow following her leadership of the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) Communications & Teaching agenda, and also for her engineering engagement activities. This is recognition of the strong impact Sunny has made since joining UCL Biochemical Engineering two years ago and we warmly congratulate her for her achievement.
Publication date: 17 July 2018
Congratulations to Tarit for his recent promotion. Professor Mukhopadhyay was recognised for his leadership of vaccine bioprocessing research and teaching agendas, leadership of the Gates Foundation ULTRA grant and the new EPSRC Vaccine Manufacturing Research Hub.
Publication date: 16 July 2018
Launched in 2017, UCL’s FTHM engages leading academics (Philosophy, Pharmacy, Engineering, Decision Tools Analysis, etc.) working in a cross-disciplinary way with industrial partners to ensure that a new generation of stratified medicines can be developed quickly and manufactured at a cost affordable to society.
Publication date: 10 July 2018
Andrea has been working on the recently-launched kompAsTM commercialisation of ultra scale-down at UCL Biochemical Engineering, but we’re very pleased to share the good news that last month she has been made a lecturer in bioseparations (Downstream Processing) here in UCL Biochemical Engineering. Andrea will continue work on kompAsTM through knowledge transfer activities, lead the research and development of next generation ultra scale-down technologies and the wider area of bioseparations for primary recovery or downstream processing.
Publication date: 4 July 2018
Congratulations to Hamza Patel for being nominated star employee in the SRG IP team at GlaxoSmithKline. Hamza has been on a year-in-industry placement with GSK for his final year as and MEng Engineering (Biochemical) student.
Publication date: 2 July 2018
EngD Student Sarah Slack has won the People's Choice award at this year's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at UCL. Sarah was recently involved in the BBC's Contagion project and TV show, and her 3MT, titled "Flu Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope," was given an award by the audience in a vote at the competition on 25 June. We're pleased to say that this is the third year in a row that UCL Biochemical Engineering students have won awards for sharing their enthusiasm about their postdoctoral research projects in this competition.
Publication date: 26 June 2018
The Beakers are UCL Biochemical Engineering's postgraduate committee. Every year we welcome a fresh team of postgraduates to take on roles in the organising team, arranging events and supporting the department. This year we're excited to say hello to Noelle, Pedro, Sofia, Braulio, Maria and Mariana (from left to right in the photo).
Publication date: 26 June 2018
Publication date: 22 June 2018
622 staff across UCL, working in a variety of roles were nominated in UCL Student Union's Student Choice Awards. Dr Brenda Parker is this year's winner of the Student Choice Awards for 'Brilliant Research-based Education.' This recognised her leadership of the year 2 Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) scenario on sustainable bioprocess.
Publication date: 12 June 2018
We're very pleased to have Kasia Janik working with professional services. Kasia is covering the role of undergraduate programme co-ordinator in the Admissions and Progressions Team for the duration of Hayley Powell's maternity leave.
Publication date: 5 June 2018
Rana has just submitted her PhD in biochemical engineering/regenerative medicine her at UCL under the supervision of Dr Farlan Veraitch with the title "The effect of nutritional microenvironment of stem cell diffrentiation." We're very pleased to announce that Rana has just taken up the post of Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine and will be working with undergraduates in UCL Biochemical Engineering. Rana's degree was in biochemistry and her MSc was in cancer research.
Publication date: 10 May 2018
We have recently been joined by Ella Bonnist who takes over the role of Manager of the Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub. Ella will be working with the team taking over from Kate Sym who is now the Biochemical Engineering Departmental Manager. When you’re next in the professional services office on the 4th floor please come and introduce yourself to Ella and say hi.
Publication date: 9 May 2018
Dr Vitor Pinheiro, Professor John Ward (programme tutor for MRes Synthetic Biology) and Professor Helen Hailes have announced that this year's UCL Synthetic Biology Summer Showcase will take place on Wednesday 4 July in the Clore Lecture Theatre. Free tickets will be available soon.
Publication date: 8 May 2018
The Synthetic Biology team at UCL Biochemical Engineering, led by Professor John Ward, have been joined by designer-in-residence Natsai Chieza. "My collaboration with John started in 2011 when he was in SMB in the Darwin Building. We created a framework for deploying colourfast bacteria dyes on fabric using Streptomyces, significantly minimising water-use and negating the use of harmful chemicals.
Publication date: 30 April 2018
UCL Biochemical Engineering is currently celebrating its twenty year anniversary, and the Crook Society – UCL Biochemical Engineering’s undergraduate committee - has been running just as long. We meet the new team and welcome them all in their new roles, taking over from Allia, Justin, Davina, Cecile and Mathilde (with thanks for all their hard work over the previous 12 months).
Publication date: 27 March 2018
Charnett Chau wins Best PGTA Leadership and Best Overall PGTA Contribution at IEP Teaching Excellence Awards
Earlier this month, the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) hosted its annual PGTA Teaching Excellence Awards at the CATE Celebration Evening. These annual awards are designed to recognise the contribution PGTAs make to teaching, and the student learning experience, on IEP modules. The categories are Best Team Contribution, Best Assessment & Feedback, Best Leadership, Best Student Engagement, and Best Overall PGTA Contribution. Biochemical and Chemical Engineering research student Charnett Chau was not only nominated in all four categories, but was also nominated twice in the Best Team Contribution category - an amazing reflection of her hard work, and impact on her colleagues and IEP students
Publication date: 15 March 2018
UCL Biochemical Engineering receives share of £6.1 million to develop courses to teach the skills of the future
Over 30 universities and colleges in England have been awarded a share of £6.1 million by HEFCE to develop new and enhanced higher education courses. Working with employers, the projects will help provide the skills needed in the future economy and support the aims of the Industrial Strategy. UCL Biochemical Engineering has received £191,474 for a project titled “Enhancing productivity and supporting growth of the UK Advanced Therapies sector.”
Publication date: 6 February 2018
UCL Biochemical Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher James Allen has been appointed to The Bioscience skills and careers postdoctoral researchers subgroup (BBSRC), a subgroup to The Bioscience Skills and Careers Strategy Advisory Panel (BSC) that focuses on postdoc careers and development. This aims to complement the work being done by the departmental PDRA Forum. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/skills/developing-careers/bioscience-skills-careers-postdoc-researcher-subgroup/
Publication date: 6 February 2018
The UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) competition for undergraduate research posters took place on Tuesday 30th January featuring several entries from Biochemical Engineering. We're very pleased to announce that a poster submitted by a team of our 2nd year students has been selected for presentation in parliament on the 20th of February. Their poster on the subject "Analysis of spent coffee grounds as a feasible feedstock to meet bioethanol production demands" won praise from the judges. Congratulations to Aoife Bye, Enya Gomes Clynch, Sofia Spassova and Douglas Head (left to right in photo) and good luck later this month!
Publication date: 2 February 2018