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Bioprocess Engineering PhD Programme (Open-ended applications)

4-year funded PhD programme in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership: Complex Biological Products Manufacture based at UCL.

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Students admitted to the CDT will complete a four-year EngD in collaboration with a company partner.

EngD programs provide engineers and scientists with full research training at the life sciences interface that is relevant to bioprocessing and related technologies. Each equips students with the requisite knowledge and terminology in current life science subjects to allow them to explore topics in their own research project under direction from their supervisory team.

Students come from a wide range of disciplines including Life Sciences, Engineering, and Physical Sciences , with interests in bioprocess research at the interfaces of biochemistry, chemical and biochemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, and computational sciences. Research topics span bioprocess design, mammalian cell culture, cell and gene therapy, stem cell processing, protein engineering, bioanalytics, formulation, process automation, microfluidics, process and cost modelling, biocatalysis and synthetic biology. The doctoral research is complemented by taught courses and case studies designed to familiarise the student with bioprocessing topics, the life sciences interface and also the business and regulatory environment.

Students in our internationally renowned Department make use of the recent £30m of investment in comprehensive and unique facilities including a fully equipped pilot-plant, a micro-engineering facility with robotics systems and advanced regenerative medicine labs. All of these are underpinned by state of the art analytical equipment.

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