UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Mike Sulu presents Royal Institution Talk

6 September 2019

In June Dr Mike Sulu presented a talk titled "Microorganisms: The Future of Food, Fuel and Pharmaceuticals" for the Royal Institution that can now be viewed online

Dr Mike Sulu giving RI talk

Single celled microorganisms were the first life forms to evolve and Earth and now have the potential to feed, fuel and heal our future.

Dr Mike Sulu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow here at UCL Biochemical Engineering, working primarily with Microorganisms.

Mike's work encompasses cell growth and metabolism, and using microbes to produce more useful products from simple starting materials. This area has taken him from beer to pharmaceutical production. His current areas of work involve vaccine production and bio-pharmaceuticals, and he has a growing interest in future foods. Alongside engineering research and education, Michael is also active in the areas of widening participation, science communication, public engagement and equality, diversity and Inclusion within Engineering and HE.

You can see the whole talk, that was filmed in the Ri on 10 June 2019, here