Dr Gareth Mannall
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 3246
Fax: +44 (0)20 7916 3943
Roles and Responsibilities
Gareth manages the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering (levels 1-3 of the Bernard Katz Building) to ensure the facilities are kept running in the short term and provide long term strategies to ensure that they keep running into the future against changing demands for research and teaching.
Gareth has almost 10 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of pilot scale process equipment including fermenters, homogenisers, centrifuges, and filtration and chromatography systems. He provides training on pilot plant equipment to researchers.
Gareth has an active interest in pilot scale studies of bioprocessing, particularly verification of micro and ultra-scale work, directly participating in research and facilitating research through training initiatives.
Gareth's research interests extend to the area of protein refolding, specifically, the effect of process factors upon protein refolding.
Teaching and Training Activities
The pilot plant within the ACBE provides a facility to perform bioprocess steps at pilot scale permitting scale up and verification of scale down studies. Gareth facilitates the teaching of scaled bioprocessing to postgraduate students and the use of this in their research. Undergraduates have exposure to the facilities as part of their training through practicals and pilot plant weeks in which Gareth provides key inputs on design and technical expertise.
Gareth is currently the course co-ordinator on the following courses:
- Pilot Plant Unit Operations GP24
- Pilot Plant project GP23
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