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.
Publication date: 2 November 2017
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.
Publication date: 2 November 2017
As in the previous years the department hosted a number of work experience pupils working along side our scientist this summer. We are especially pleased to be able to support In2Science and the Nuffield Research Placement programme. Both charities are giving sixth form students from low-income backgrounds the opportunity to do a research placement.
Publication date: 31 October 2017
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.
Publication date: 25 October 2017
We offer our warmest congratulations to Dr Vasos Pavlika for his recent promotion having been a member of the team at The Department of Biochemical Engineering. His appointment to the position of Senior Lecturer reflects his impressive work establishing "Modern Applications of Engineering Mathematics" as one of the most popular minor module options in the Integrated Engineering Programme at UCL.
Publication date: 19 October 2017
Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering at UCL, Dr Brenda Parker, was one of four speakers at the New Scientist Live at ExCeL London on Saturday 30 September. Brenda joined Alex Pearlman (King's College, London), Jenny Molloy (University of Cambridge) and Mark Roberts (Queen Mary University of London) on the Engineering stage to discuss DIY science – biohacking and community labs, in a talk organised by The Biochemical Society.
Publication date: 2 October 2017
Dr Qasim Rafiq, Senior Lecturer in Bioprocessing of Regenerative, Cellular and Gene Therapy, has written a blog for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council titled "Manufacturing Medicines of the Future." You can read the full article at the EPSRC's website here...
Publication date: 14 September 2017
Moritz Wüstenber graduated from the UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering in 2011. He and his company are profiled in an article in The Chemical Engineer. Helen Tunnicliffe spoke to him about his journey from degree studies to setting up Northern Lights Spirits, a craft gin distiller based in north Karelia in eastern Finland. Read the the article here...
Publication date: 7 September 2017
IChemE BESIG YRM & Novel Technologies MeetingICIChemE Special Interest Group Young Researcher’s Meeting
Professor Martina Micheletti, Dr Alex Kiparissides and Dr Qasim Rafiq (on behalf of the IChemE Fluid Mixing and Biochemical Engineering SIGs) have organised an exciting 2 days event on 12-13th September at UCL. The first day is a series of technical oral presentations focusing on Novel Technologies in Bioprocessing and ending with a poster session during a wine reception. Day 2 on Wednesday is focused on Young Researchers talks and careers direction.
Publication date: 6 September 2017
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Dr Mark Carver is a senior and highly respected figure in the UK bioindustry sector. He has been a strong supporter of the UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering throughput his career in terms of providing advice on our research and educational activities, contributing expert lectures and directly supporting doctoral research programmes. He made a very strong contribution to developing our recently awarded EPSRC Manufacturing Hub in Targeted Healthcare and was the industrial representative on the interview panel.
Publication date: 31 August 2017
A group from the London International Youth Science Forum (LYISF) visited The Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL to spend some time with Dr Fiona Truscott using some of the robotic systems to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. As part of Fiona’s work she is an active partner with UCL Engineering facilitating outreach activities to school students particularly with an emphasis on reaching underserved student potential students groups in engineering.
Publication date: 18 August 2017
The Department of Biochemical Engineering is pleased to welcome a new team member: Victor Diran joins us as the CDT Manager & Postgraduate Programme Manager, taking over from Kate Sym who is now the Targeted Healthcare Hub Manager. Victor joins us from the UCL School of Pharmacy, where he worked for over five years in a similar capacity. We wish Victor all the best and look forward to working with him.
Publication date: 16 August 2017
3M has commissioned experts at UCL to conduct in-depth research into the performance of its Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier. The project will examine how the science-based technology company’s product can be used to enhance continuous processing within the biotechnology industry.
Publication date: 10 August 2017
We are very proud of three members of the UCL Biochemical Engineering for their achievements in being awarded membership of the Higher Education Academy. PhD student Ribia Garcia Arrazola and lecturer Dr Brenda Parker were awarded fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, while Head of Department Professor Gary Lye was made a senior fellow.
Publication date: 2 August 2017
Prof Daniel Bracewell and Dr Tarit Mukhopadhyay, member of the team in the UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering, have won £1.3M as part of a £4.6M grant from the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) together with collaborators at the University of Kent, The London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London and Thai partners. The four year project aims to establish biopharmaceutical and animal vaccine production capacity in Thailand and neighbouring South East Asian countries.
Publication date: 28 July 2017
This event, in partnership with KTN, will take place on the 6th September in London. The aim of the meeting is to bring together the vaccine development and manufacturing community in human health in the UK, to learn about the latest innovative technologies, hear about current UK capabilities and DoH investments to date, the work of the UK Vaccine network and also potentially future opportunities for funding through mechanisms such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Publication date: 19 July 2017
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The UCL Engineering Integrated Engineering Programme (that includes the BEng Biochemical Engineering and MEng Biochemical Engineering degrees) celebrated another successful year of teaching on Wednesday 12 July by recognising the achievement of Postgraduate Teaching Assistants in 4 categories. We’re very pleased to announce that Ribia Garcia Arrazola won the award for Best Assessment and Feedback. Other Biochemical Engineering team members nominated were Charnett Chau (left): Best Student Engagement) and Chika (Mauryn) Nweke (right): Best Leadership and Best Student Engagement.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
The Biochemical Engineering Departments career development program recently delivered a 3 day workshop on creating entrepreneurial researchers. This bespoke 3 day workshop, ran on 14 June – 16 June 2017, was created in collaboration with the UCL School of Management. The primary objectives were to deliver the specific set of skills and knowledge (rather than a full spectrum business course) that would be most useful to research staff when creating and developing an entrepreneurial mind-set, and to instil confidence and understanding of the language of business.
Publication date: 5 July 2017
Arran writes "The ISAP (International Society for Applied Phycology, https://isap2017.sciencesconf.org/) conference in Nantes from the 18th-23rd June was all about microalgae and macroalgae. There were lots of presentations each day on the research being done in phycology. There were 4 main categories for the talks; biology, application, process and industry.
Publication date: 3 July 2017
Professor Gary Lye, Head of Department, says “This promotion reflects not only Ivan’s internationally recognised role in the field but also the work he has done in leading the successful Regenerative Medicine IEP Minor and being the faculty lead for the new Medical Sciences and Engineering degree programme that starts in the Autumn.”
Publication date: 27 June 2017