UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering


Engineering Biology Projects at UCL Boosted by UKRI Funding

5 March 2024

UCL Biochemical Engineering academics part of team leveraging engineering biology to tackle global challenges such as preventing plastic pollution and improving metal recovery and recycling, in new collaborative projects funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Brenda Parker and Jack Jeffries

Dr Brenda Parker (left) and Dr Jack Jeffries (right) are part of a UKRI funding programme that will have a share of £100m in funding that aims to harness cutting-edge engineering biology research from across the UK to address global challenges from health to the environment. Six hubs will receive up to £12 million each from the UKRI Technology Missions Fund and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Brenda is a member of the Engineering biology hub for environmental processing and recovery of metals; from contaminated land to industrial biotechnology in a circular economy (The ELEMENTAL project). Jack is part of the Mission Hub: Preventing plastic pollution with engineering biology.

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