Biochemical Engineering


Department of Biochemical Engineering

Our excellent international reputation derives from a shared passion to understand how life science discoveries can be converted into commercially viable products on a truly global scale.

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90% of our research activity is rated either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ (REF2014).

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News & Events

Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Biochemical Engineer Frances Arnold, and Pioneers of phage display and antibody engineering, George Smith and Sir Greg Winter.

Those working in the field of protein engineering have been wondering if it was ever going to get the recognition it deserved. Now these three pioneers of the field have been recognised with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. What makes these three special is the sheer impact they have had on our lives whether we know it or not.

Published: Oct 4, 2018 9:53:06 AM

Ben Barnes receives prestigious RC1851 fellowship EngD developing techniques to speed regenerative treatment

This is the third year in a row that a student from UCL Biochemical Engineering has won a prestigious Royal Commission for the exhibition of 1851 (RC1851) award. In 2016 Sheun Oshinbolu was awarded one of 25 fellowships for advanced study, and last year both Elsa Noaks and Shaun Mansfield both received a fellowship worth up to £80,000 to support the research, development and design of their projects.

Published: Oct 2, 2018 12:57:41 PM

Darren Nesbeth made Associate Professor

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. 

Published: Jul 18, 2018 3:24:33 PM

Tarit Mukhopadhyay Promoted to Professor

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.

Published: Jul 16, 2018 1:24:26 PM