UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Jing Cui Awarded EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship

4 March 2022

Congratulations to Dr Jing Cui who has been awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship titled "Engineering photosynthetic cells for low-cost, light-driven synthesis of an antimalarial drug"

Jing Cui

Jing’s research aims to demonstrate the potential of fast-growing photosynthetic bacteria as genetically programmable cell platforms for sustainable, low-cost production of drug compounds currently derived from medicinal plants.

“It’s an honour to have been given this opportunity to explore really quite a novel application of photosynthetic hosts for medicinal product expression and contribute to the ongoing research targeting sustainable manufacturing within UCL Biochemical Engineering.” Jing Cui, March 2022