UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Spring into STEM | Virus Lasers | Virtual Lecture Series

19 May 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

John Hales in laboratory Spring into STEM overlaid

This webinar is the third of six presented by UCL Biochemical Engineering, part of the Spring into STEM webinars from UCL Engineering. Dr John Hales is using viruses as component parts of lasers to detect biomolecules at an incredible level of precision and responsivity, with Professor Paul Dalby joining to answer questions

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Kim Morgan – UCL Biochemical Engineering


United Kingdom

In 2020 John was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to use virus lasers to reinvigorate process analytical technology for biological manufacturing. Virus lasers allow for biopharmaceutical products to be tested "in real time" during manufacturing meaning greater efficiency and reliability, with the additional possibility of being a new fast, precise diagnostic technology. John will be presenting the fourth of six taster lectures at UCL Biochemical Engineering, the UK's only university to have a department dedicated to this exciting and world-changing subject. John will give a half-hour online lecture on virus lasers. Afterward, he'll be joined by Professor Paul Dalby for a question and answer session. These taster lectures will give you a chance to find out about the subjects we teach and research, you'll be able to meet our lecturers and researchers and you can put your questions to the team. We look forward to welcoming you.

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About the Speakers

Dr John Hales

Enterprise Fellowship at UCL

More about Dr John Hales

Professor Paul Dalby

Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at UCL

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