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Dr Farlan Veraitch
6.15 Bernard Katz Building
Dept Biochemical Engineering, UCL
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dept of Biochemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography


Research Summary

Farlan’s research focuses on the development of robust, reproducible and cost effective production processes in the emerging field of cell therapy. His team are establishing novel processing technologies which will underpin the commercialisation of these types of products. Their work uses a whole bioprocessing methodology pioneered at UCL to ensure that new production process are considered as whole rather than individual operations in isolation. Using pluripotent stem cells as a model system Farlan’s group are developing new methods for the majority of steps involved in the production of cellular therapies. Current projects include the application of bioprocessing methodologies to (i) the expansion of pluripotent stem cells, (ii) their directed differentiation into regenerative populations, (iii) the non-destructive dissociation of differentiated cellular aggregates into single cell suspensions, (iv) purification techniques for positive selection and (v) point-of-care processing which includes cryopreservation, shipping, thawing, washing and presentation of the final therapy ready for administration. The overall goal of this program of work is to develop platform technologies for the manufacture of stem cell therapies.

Teaching Summary

Farlan Veraitch teaches a number of fundamental Biochemical Engineering courses including Mass Balances for first year undergraduate students and Heat Transfer for second year undergraduates. He is responsible for mammalian cell culture teaching in the department, teaches stem cell bioprocessing to 4th year undergraduates and MSc cohorts and co-ordinates the Mammalian Cell Culture MBI module. He is the department's Undergraduate Tutor as well as being the Year 1 Undergraduate Tutor.

Appointments
01-SEP-2011 Senior Lecturer Biochemical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-JUL-2006 – 01-SEP-2011 Lecturer Biochemical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-JUN-2005 – 01-JUL-2006 Post Doctoral Research Associate Biochemical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2001 – 01-JUN-2005 PhD Chemical Engineering University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2004 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Biotechnology University of Birmingham
2001 MEng Master of Engineering – Chemical Engineering with Biochemical Engineering University College London
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