For School Students
New antibiotics to overcome superbugs; next generation vaccines for AIDS; tissue repair to deal with accidents in fast moving lives; antibodies for cancer therapy - these are just some of the new medicines in the discovery pipeline.
How will the challenge of making these new medicines be met, in a safe and reliable fashion at affordable prices?
Headstart at UCL will explore this challenge and the key role played by Biochemical Engineers.
Students studying mathematics or physics and chemistry or biology will be suitably prepared and ready to explore major biochemical engineering issues such as:
- How are bioreactors best operated to support growth of cells to produce new therapeutic materials?
- How can new medicines be produced economically at full scale?
- What routes should be explored to develop new vaccines?
- What are the challenges behind effective tissue engineering?
Team studies will be used to tackle these and other issues which will face the biochemical engineer of the future.
In addition to team activities students will be invited to social events organised by the biochemical engineering Students' Society to show something of university life in London. They will be accommodated in a local hall of residence and have plenty of opportunities to meet faculty tutors and alumni to discuss the life of Biochemical Engineers, their degree course, and career opportunities.
For more information, including details of the next course, please visit the Headstart website.
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