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

Work experience pupil won In2scienceUK Image competition

Ilham Ibrahim won In2science’s “Image Comp' 2016: Category - The faces of science”, which was decided by the Abcam expert panel. She and Happy Imafidon spent two weeks as work experience students at the Department working with Luis Erick Mota Pacheco and Roberto Icken Hernandez Lopez.

Published: Oct 21, 2016 1:54:08 PM

Lewis Moffat's Summer Project with GlaxoSmithKline

Lewis Moffat graduated this summer with a BEng in Biochemical Engineering. He spent the summer as a project student at GSK’s Biopharmaceuticals R&D division in Stevenage. The project was funded by a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Analytical Chemistry Summer Studentship. Here he shares some of his experience.

Published: Oct 20, 2016 10:30:44 AM

Richard Francis Joins Department as Honorary Lecturer

The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering is pleased to announce Richard Francis,  Owner and Senior Director of Francis Biopharma, is now an Honorary Lecturer in the Department. Richard’s ongoing support in the design and delivery of the Validation and Quality by Design course for the MEng and MSc students has been extremely valuable addition to the teaching programme, introduce students to regulatory concepts as well as the impact in industry.

Published: Oct 19, 2016 4:20:46 PM

Professor John Ward Swabs Crocodiles for Bacterial DNA

Professor Ward’s group go to great lengths to get novel microbial samples for their work. They recently visited a crocodile sanctuary to collect microbiome samples from the mouths of several crocodiles. 

Published: Oct 17, 2016 10:06:23 AM

Puridify Wins Best Collaborator at BioProcess International in Boston

Puridify, a spin-out company that was created by UCL Biochemical Engineering graduates and formed from research by Professor Dan Bracewell, has won the category “Partnerships that have proven to result in significant benefits toward accelerating drug development” for their work with GlaxoSmithKline.  They were also a finalist in the category “Best Technology Application – Downstream: User or supplier that has been able to demonstrate reduction in downstream processing steps, time, and cost” for their product FibroSelect.

Published: Oct 13, 2016 10:31:23 AM