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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub (FTHM) Biochemical Engineering workshop

Launched in 2017, UCL’s FTHM engages leading academics (Philosophy, Pharmacy, Engineering, Decision Tools Analysis, etc.) working in a cross-disciplinary way with industrial partners to ensure that a new generation of stratified medicines can be developed quickly and manufactured at a cost affordable to society.

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Dr Andrea Rayat Appointed Lecturer in Bioseparations (Downstream Processing)

Andrea has been working on the recently-launched kompAsTM commercialisation of ultra scale-down at UCL Biochemical Engineering, but we’re very pleased to share the good news that last month she has been made a lecturer in bioseparations (Downstream Processing) here in UCL Biochemical Engineering. Andrea will continue work on kompAsTM through knowledge transfer activities, lead the research and development of next generation ultra scale-down technologies and the wider area of bioseparations for primary recovery or downstream processing.

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Sarah Slack wins People's Choice Award at 3MT

EngD Student Sarah Slack has won the People's Choice award at this year's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at UCL. Sarah was recently involved in the BBC's Contagion project and TV show, and her 3MT, titled "Flu Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope," was given an award by the audience in a vote at the competition on 25 June. We're pleased to say that this is the third year in a row that UCL Biochemical Engineering students have won awards for sharing their enthusiasm about their postdoctoral research projects in this competition.

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Say Hello to the New Beakers Committee for 2018

The Beakers are UCL Biochemical Engineering's postgraduate committee. Every year we welcome a fresh team of postgraduates to take on  roles in the organising team, arranging events and supporting the department. This year we're excited to say hello to Noelle, Pedro, Sofia, Braulio, Maria and Mariana (from left to right in the photo).

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Kasia Joins Biochemical Engineering

We're very pleased to have Kasia Janik working with professional services. Kasia is covering the role of undergraduate programme co-ordinator in the Admissions and Progressions Team for the duration of Hayley Powell's  maternity leave.

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Rana Khalife Appointed New Teaching Fellow in Regenerative Medicine

Rana has just submitted her PhD in biochemical engineering/regenerative medicine her at UCL under the supervision of Dr Farlan Veraitch with the title "The effect of nutritional microenvironment of stem cell diffrentiation." We're very pleased to announce that Rana has just taken up the post of Lecturer in Regenerative Medicine and will be working with undergraduates in UCL Biochemical Engineering. Rana's degree was in biochemistry and her MSc was in cancer research.

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Eleanor Bonnist Appointed New Hub Manager

We have recently been joined by Ella Bonnist who takes over the role of Manager of the Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub. Ella will be working with the team taking over from Kate Sym who is now the Biochemical Engineering Departmental Manager. When you’re next in the professional services office on the 4th floor please come and introduce yourself to Ella and say hi.

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Natsai Chieza Designer-in-Residence with Synthetic Biology Team

The Synthetic Biology team at UCL Biochemical Engineering, led by Professor John Ward, have been joined by designer-in-residence Natsai Chieza. "My collaboration with John started in 2011 when he was in SMB in the Darwin Building. We created a framework for deploying colourfast bacteria dyes on fabric using Streptomyces, significantly minimising water-use and negating the use of harmful chemicals. 

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Welcome to the new Crook Society for 2018

UCL Biochemical Engineering is currently celebrating its twenty year anniversary, and the Crook Society – UCL Biochemical Engineering’s undergraduate committee - has been running just as long. We meet the new team and welcome them all in their new roles, taking over from Allia, Justin, Davina, Cecile and Mathilde (with thanks for all their hard work over the previous 12 months).

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Charnett Chau wins Best PGTA Leadership and Best Overall PGTA Contribution at IEP Teaching Excellence Awards

Earlier this month, the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) hosted its annual PGTA Teaching Excellence Awards at the CATE Celebration Evening. These annual awards are designed to recognise the contribution PGTAs make to teaching, and the student learning experience, on IEP modules. The categories are Best Team Contribution, Best Assessment & Feedback, Best Leadership, Best Student Engagement, and Best Overall PGTA Contribution. Biochemical and Chemical Engineering research student Charnett Chau was not only nominated in all four categories, but was also nominated twice in the Best Team Contribution category - an amazing reflection of her hard work, and impact on her colleagues and IEP students

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