Biological engineering

We apply the engineering paradigm of measure, model, manipulate and manufacture to biology.

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We focus largely on biomanufacturing, analytics and environmental biotechnology. Our expertise is across multiple host cell systems from mammalian to algae and bacteria, making high-value products to low-value commodities.

We incorporate metabolic and protein engineering to answer industry-facing problems, and more recently have developed synthetic biology tools and novel downstream processing technologies.

Lead researcher

Dr Mark Dickman

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