UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Spring into STEM | Cellular Agriculture Part 1 - The Future Of Food | Virtual Lecture Series

26 April 2022, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Petri dish overlaid with Spring Into STEM

This Taster Lecture will be given by Dr Petra Hanga and Dr Mike Sulu and is one of six presented by UCL Biochemical Engineering, part of the Spring into STEM webinars from UCL Engineering. Part 2, Start-ups Farming Fat, will take place on 18 May

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Kim Morgan – UCL Biochemical Engineering


United Kingdom

How can we use cells to grow food in a sustainable and ethical way? Petra and Mike will introduce you to the novel field of Cellular Agriculture and how sustainable and ethical foods can be produced without using animals. Examples of such foods include milk, cheese and even meat. You will learn about the challenges and the opportunities in this exciting area, while learning about what we teach and research at UCL Biochemical Engineering.

Petra was a Lecturer in Biological Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, before joining UCL. Petra holds a BEng in Biochemical Engineering from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania and a PhD in Regenerative Medicine from Loughborough University, UK as part of the EPSRC DTC in Regenerative Medicine. 

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 Speaker

Dr Petra Hanga

Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering – Cellular Agriculture at UCL

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