Dr. Richard Kelwick is an entrepreneurially-driven research associate at Imperial College London with expertise in cancer biology, cell-free systems and biopolymer production.
Success in international and national business competitions:
Semi-finalist OneStart , LeanLaunchPad , 3-Day MBA , BBSRC Biotechnology YES , Flux , Regional Enterprise Awards  and The University of Sheffield Business Creation Competition .
Project management and leadership experience with successful outcomes:
Founding president of the UEA Enterprise and Engagement Club [2010 - 2012]. Scientific advisor of three successful iGEM teams: Imperial College London  and NRP/UEA/JIC [2011; 2012].
Passion for science communication:
Interviewed on Persian TV. Organised and supported events in the Science Museum, V&A museum, and the Imperial Festival.
Webb AJ, Kelwick R, Freemont PS, 2017, Opportunities for applying whole-cell bioreporters towards parasite detection, Microbial Biotechnology, Vol:10, ISSN:1751-7915, Pages:244-249
et al., 2016, Development of a Bacillus subtilis cell-free transcription-translation system for prototyping regulatory elements, Metabolic Engineering, Vol:38, ISSN:1096-7176, Pages:370-381
et al., 2016, A protease-based biosensor for the detection of schistosome cercariae, Scientific Reports, Vol:6, ISSN:2045-2322
et al., 2015, Promoting microbiology education through the iGEM synthetic biology competition., Fems Microbiol Lett, Vol:362
et al., 2015, The ADAMTS (A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin motifs) family., Genome Biology, Vol:16, ISSN:1474-760X, Pages:113-113
et al., 2015, A Forward-Design Approach to Increase the Production of Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate in Genetically Engineered Escherichia coli, PLOS One, Vol:10, ISSN:1932-6203
et al., 2014, Developments in the tools and methodologies of synthetic biology., Front Bioeng Biotechnol, Vol:2, ISSN:2296-4185
et al., 2011, The roles of ADAMTS metalloproteinases in tumorigenesis and metastasis., Front Biosci (landmark Ed), Vol:16, Pages:1861-1872
et al., 2015, Metalloproteinase-dependent and -independent processes contribute to inhibition of breast cancer cell migration, angiogenesis and liver metastasis by a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-15., Int J Cancer, Vol:136, Pages:E14-E26