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.

Find out about our BSc, BEng, MEng, MRes, MSc and PhD programmes.

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

The MBI® modules and VISION Leadership programme are dedicated to supporting the wider industry with knowledge transfer, skills development and career advancement.

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News & Events

MEng Student Amandeep Varia on Placement at Eli Lilley Kinsale

On Thursday 16 November we held a virtual open day for prospective degree students here at The Department of Biochemical Engineering (see a recording of the event here). Qasim Rafiq was joined by current 2nd year BSc Bioprocessing of New Medicines programme, Student Karen and Communications and Outreach Coordinator Kim Morgan. Amandeep Varia (pictured above 2nd from right with other members of 2016 iGem team) joined online to talk about her placement and iGem. You can read a transcript of the interview below.

Published: Nov 20, 2017 4:50:18 PM

Gloria Lam's Career Destination Report Published in IChemE Newsletter

Biochemical Engineering graduate Gloria Lam has been looking into where her cohort have gone onto since graduating two years ago. Gloria has used social media - FaceBook and LinkedIn - to contact the class of 2015 to find out where they are and what they've gone on to do. 

Published: Nov 2, 2017 4:45:30 PM

Qasim Rafiq awarded part of £1.5m EPSRC New Industrial Systems grant

Dr Qasim Rafiq, Senior Lecturer in Bioprocessing of Regenerative, Cellular and Gene Therapy at The Department of Biochemical Engineering, together with collaborators at the Universities of Kent, Cambridge, Bath, UWE and Imperial has won a £1.5m EPSRC grant (£290k to UCL) entitled 'New Industrial Systems: Optimising Me Manufacturing Systems'. This aims to develop a proof-of-concept platform for the distributed manufacture of T-cell immunotherapies from a patient’s blood.

Published: Nov 2, 2017 4:20:45 PM

Biochemical Engineering Students win prestigious Royal Commission for 1851 scholarships

Elsa Noaks and Shaun Mansfield both received a fellowship worth up to £80,000 to support the research, development and design of their projects. The Commission has supported them to help bring their technologies to commercialisation and make an impact on businesses and society. Originally set up by Prince Albert following the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Industrial Fellowships recognise the best research that could advance British industry and award them funds to bring them to market.

Published: Oct 25, 2017 4:44:38 PM