Biotechnology and Healthcare

Biotechnology focuses on applying engineering knowledge and understanding to address global issues including sustainable future manufacturing of biofuels and biochemicals and healthcare.

Biotechnology is a fast-growing, dynamic sector of the bio-economy. Our research has been designed to further develop scientific and engineering knowledge to meet the demand for highly skilled scientists within the industry.

We develop processes to make sustainable products such as biofuels or biochemicals from biological resources. We then use these processes to manufacture vaccines and antibiotics and to create medical and environmental technology solutions to help people achieve a better quality of life. This includes making new medicines using DNA technology and improving methods of drug delivery to improve healthcare for the population.

To keep up with the fast-growing sector, we undertake world-class research that leverages the latest developments in synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and stem cell and tissue engineering.

Biotechnology applies engineering principles of design and analysis to biological systems and biomedical technologies. It provides solutions to tackling global healthcare challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance and enabling cost-effective production of high-value therapeutics. It is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary subject that aims to improve human health by bridging the gap between health, medicine and engineering.

We focus on advancing studies in this area, leading to economically viable, sustainable and useful products and processes, ranging from antibiotics and cell and gene therapies to vaccines, bioremediation and bioenergy.

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