djProfessor David James

Professor of Systems Biology 

Research Centre Director Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre (ABC)

Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre


T: +44 (0)114 222 7505


I graduated in 1989 from King´s College London with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, followed by postdoctoral research in Wye College (University of London), then the University of Kent; the latter a joint project with the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering at University College London. Following appointment to Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at Kent, I moved to the University of Queensland in 2001 as an Associate Professor of Bioengineering, then Professorial Research Fellow in the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. I was appointed to a Chair in Bioprocess Engineering at Sheffield in 2006 with a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award "Research and Training in Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing for UK Bioindustry.

  • Production of high-value therapeutic recombinant protein biopharmaceuticals
  • Systems Biotechnology for Rational Bioprocess Engineering
  • Cell Factory and Gene Vector Engineering
  • Process Analytical TechnologyCPE412 – Molecular Biotechnology

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