Lean biomanufacture of surface-binding proteins for multi-functional coatings
Dr. Jem Stach
Centre for Process Innovation ltd
I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from Northumbria University in 2018. I then went on to study for an MRes in Molecular Microbiology at Newcastle University. My MRes project was 'Investigating the mechanism of mucin breakdown by the human gut microbiota'.
I am now undertaking a PhD at Newcastle University in collaboration with Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) titled 'Lean bio-manufacture of surface-binding proteins for multi-functional coatings'. The project will use Pichia pastoris to secrete high titres of correctly folded recombinant protein. This will be in combination with a statistical Design of Experiments (DoE) approach to produce a rapid automatable system for protein based multi-functional materials.