UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Cultured Meat: A New Era in Food Bioprocessing 2

16 April 2024, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Biochemical engineering researchers at fume hood

This conference is suitable and open to all engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs interested in the sector and it will be hosted at UCL EAST campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, newly opened in Autumn 2023. The conference will end with an optional tour of the UCL EAST Manufacturing Futures Lab (MFL).

Event Information

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Kim Morgan

Cultured meat is an emerging novel food that is more sustainable than meat obtained through traditional farming and may contribute to solving current food security and key environmental challenges. It is real meat with the same structure, composition, and taste, but it doesn’t require animal slaughter and is produced in a controlled manner. Due to its complex structure with multiple cell types, the production of cultured meat is complex and challenging. Commercial availability and affordability of these novel food products will be determined by its manufacturing processes.

This one-day conference will cover the current status of the cultured meat industry with a focus on the bioprocessing challenges of scale-up, cost and new designs that this industry faces as it transitions from lab bench through to commercial production


IChemE Non-member: £150.00 IChemE Non-member student: £50.00 IChemE member: £100.00 IChemE student member: £20.00 BESIG committee members: Free