UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Welcome to Dr Duygu Dikicioglu

21 April 2020

UCL Biochemical Engineering is very pleased to announce that Dr Duygu Dikicioglu has joined the department

Duygu Dikicioglu

Duygu grew up in Turkey and got her first degree in Chemical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul. She completed her MSc and her PhD at the same Department exploring the plasticity of genetic interactions in yeast through predictive modelling under the supervision of Prof Betul Kirdar and Prof Steve Oliver. She moved to the UK in 2012 and focused on developing modelling tools and bioinformatics platforms for microbial and mammalian recombinant protein expression systems during her postdoctoral years (University of Cambridge). Duygu was awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in 2016, which allowed her to spend the next few years exploring the utilisation of microbial multi-species communities in biotechnological processes through metabolic modelling. During that time, she also became interested in data-driven modelling and control of mammalian and microbial bioprocesses.

“In my current post in Digital Bioprocess Engineering, I will explore how digital technologies can be applied to enable a smart data-driven approach to bioprocess design, control and optimisation. I am especially interested in process complexity arising from uncertainty and from multiple-species domains. My contribution to teaching at the Department will be in the areas of digitalisation of bioprocesses, biosystems engineering and modelling.” Dr Dyugu Dikicioglu, April 2020

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