UCL cancer immunotherapy company, Autolus, launches with £30m investment

A new UCL spin-out company – Autolus – is being launched today to develop and commercialise a new generation of engineered T-cell therapies for haematological and solid tumours, with the backing of £30m in investment from healthcare investment company Syncona.

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Mobile Monday London and UCL: Two pioneering organisations come together

The evolution of mobile has been one of the most important technological developments of the 21st century. For anyone getting to grips with it, its breadth, rate of growth and pace of change can seem daunting. The Mobile Academy, an exciting new collaboration between UCL and Mobile Monday London, is here to help people get – and stay – up to speed with the mobile world. More...

UCL PhD candidate Salman Malik balances business training with an academic career

Working towards his PhD in Nanotechnology and Applied Biomedical Engineering is one of the many strings to Salman Malik’s bow, but at the same time he is building his business skills through UCL Advances’ courses. After taking an MSc in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and an MRes in Synthetic Biology, Salman embarked on a range of short courses and LBS electives to bolster his CV with transferable skills as he pursued his PhD. “I wanted to gain business and commercial awareness and I didn’t want to remain a pure academic.” says Salman. More...

JumpStart for brighter futures

Not long after Ejiro Okorodudu arrived at UCL (MSc Neuroscience, 2012), she discovered that she had a passion for social entrepreneurship. She got involved with UCL’s Student Volunteering Services unit and created a project that took university students into schools to motivate and inspire sixth formers. More...

Gene Therapy at UCL: a powerful new way to treat haemophilia A

Haemophilia A is a life-threatening genetic condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot and causes increased or spontaneous bleeding. Mostly affecting men, it occurs in about 1 of every 6,000 male births in the UK and crosses all racial and ethic groups, with approximately one boy in every 5,000 born with it worldwide. More...

Hampstead Tea: A tea seller branches out

After many years as a tea broker, in 1987 Kiran Tawadey found herself at the Makaibari tea estate in Darjeeling, India, with its owner Rajah Banerjee. Inspired by his decision not to use pesticides or chemicals, she set out to educate a wider audience about organic teas. One early step in doing this was inviting a tea taster from a German company to try the Makaibari tea. He brought almost the whole crop from the estate. More...

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