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Biochemical Engineering

The department is a founding laboratory of the discipline boasting a long tradition of innovation. Our reputation as a world-leading teaching and research centre attracts staff and students worldwide.

Biochemical Engineering

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The rapid advancements in biology and the life sciences create a need for highly trained, multidisciplinary graduates possessing technical skills and fundamental understanding of both the biological and engineering aspects relevant to modern industrial bioprocesses and bio-inspired solutions for the built environment.
Academic Profiles

Professor Gary Lye

  • Professor of Biochemical Engineering
  • Head of Department of Biochemical Engineering

Professor Daniel Bracewell

  • Professor of Bioprocess Analysis 
  • Admissions Tutor, Postgraduate Research
  • Admissions Tutor, MSc Biochemical Engineering

Dr Qasim Rafiq

  • Associate Professor of Bioprocessing of Regenerative, Cellular and Gene Therapy
  • Programme Director, Commercialisation and Manufacture of Cell and Gene Therapies MSc
  • Admissions Tutor, Commercialisation and Manufacture of Cell and Gene Therapies MSc

John Ward

  • Professor of Synthetic Biology for Bioprocessing
  • Admissions Tutor, MRes Synthetic Biology
Alumni Profiles

Our programmes

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Biochemical Engineering MSc

A multidisciplinary programme at the interface of biology and engineering providing graduates with the skills necessary to design, develop and oversee the next generation of industrial bioprocesses

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Manufacture and Commercialisation of Stem Cell and Gene Therapies MSc

Developing the next generation of engineers, scientists and business professionals to address the manufacturing, scientific and commercial challenges of advanced stem cell and gene therapy development

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Bio-Integrated Design MSc

These two new design-led Master's degrees, in partnership with The Bartlett School of Architecture, respond to the impact of biotechnology, computation and climate change on the built environment

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Synthetic Biology MRes

This one-year MRes programme aims to train students in the fast-growing area of synthetic biology to design and build novel artificial biological systems.

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Biochemical Engineering MPhil/PhD

The UCL Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering trains bioprocess engineering leaders to underpin the translation of new scientific advances into safe, selective and manufacturable therapies.

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Biochemical Engineering and Bioprocess Leadership EngD

The EngD programme provides unique opportunities to explore novel science and engineering in a manufacturing and business context relevant to future careers in the international bioindustry.