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Beatrice Melinek

Post-doctoral Research Fellow of Biochemical Engineering, UCL

I am a biochemical engineer, currently working as a post doctoral researcher at UCL.

As a biochemical engineer I am interested in perfecting the processes used to make complicated biopharmaceutical medicines.

My doctoral work (sponsored by the EPSRC and in collaboration with GSK Vaccines, Belgium) and subsequent post-doctoral project and industrial experience were in the domain of viral vaccine / vector harvest and purification.

My current post-doctoral work is looking at the use of cell-free protein synthesis as a potential platform process for personalised medicine production.


  • –present
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow of Biomedical Engineering, UCL


  • 2018 
    University College London, EngD
  • 2006 
    Imperial College, London, MEng


  • 2020
    (First Author: Noelle Colant) A rational approach to improving titer in E. coli-based cell-free protein synthesis reactions, Biotechnol Progress
  • 2020
    Toward a Roadmap for Cell-Free Synthesis in Bioprocessing, Bioprocess International
  • 2018
    Ultra scale-down approaches to study the centrifugal harvest for viral vaccine production, Biotechnology and bioengineering

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Member of the IChemE