|2018-||Postgraduate Admissions Tutor|
|2012-2018||Departmental Athena SWAN Coordinator|
|2007-||Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Chemical Engineering (Lonza/RCUK Academic Fellowship)|
|2006-2007||Research and Development Scientist, Lonza Biologics|
|2007||PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
An Integrated Modelling/Experimental Framework for Protein-producing Animal Cell Cultures.
|2002||MEng in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London|
My interests lie in the area of biotechnology, with particular focus on the application of systems engineering principles to bioprocessing. My research involves the systematic integration of model-based tools, such as sensitivity analysis, design of experiments and optimisation, with experimentation on mammalian cell culture systems. Topics of interest include optimisation of culture media and conditions productivity, protein glycosylation, metabolic flux analysis and multiscale modelling.
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PhD openings - Autumn 2019
We have two PhD openings for October 2019 entry. The first is in collaboration with Dr Stuart Haslam on Engineering Glycoprotein Therapeutics. Details on the project and the application process can be found here (project number 11). The deadline is January 15th.
The second project is in collaboration with GSK on Process automation in Biopharmaceutical Production funded by the BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnership. Candidates are expected to hold a Masters-level degree in Engineering and be a UK citizen or EU citizen that has been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years immediately prior to the start date. For further details and to apply please contact me by email.
Congratulations to Pavlos Kotidis who won the Best Oral Presentation prize at the 2019 ESACT-UK Meeting!
Congratulations to Zoltan Kis who won the 2nd poster prize at the launch event for the Imperial Network of Vaccine Research!
Congratulations to Chiara Heide who won the 3rd poster prize at the 5th BioProNET Annual Science meeting!
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