Asif Bhatti's Webpage

Photo of Asif Bhatti Postgraduate Researcher

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 3836
Email: asif.bhatti.10@ucl.ac.uk
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Asif received his first degree as a Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) from King’s College London in 2009. After completion of his training year and successfully qualifying as a pharmacist, he decided to return to academia and started a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2010.

Research project

Title: Synthesis and design of biological systems under uncertainty

Supervisors: Dr Vivek Dua and Dr Geraint Thomas (Department for Cell and Developmental Biology)

Synthetic biology has garnered much interest over the past few years. It has been heralded as a new wave of technological advancement in the scientific field. It has applications in genetics, environmental science, protein engineering and drug design and discovery.

 A promising area in synthetic biology looks at the process of modelling and optimising circadian rhythm and the enzymatic processes that are governed by it. This has proven to be difficult to model as circadian patterns are affected by the uncertainty arising due to the environment surrounding the cells in vivo, as well as metabolic processes that are affected by age, gender, temperature and availability of nutrients.

 This project aims to create a model that can replicate in vivo processes and effectively mimic oscillatory patterns that cells can exhibit. The model will then be used to design processes that can cope with the uncertainty and the design will be tested in vivo.

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