Category: Early Careers

EPSRC CASE studentship​ – University of York

4-year fully funded EPSRC CASE studentship available at the University of York, ‘Computational prediction of purification strategies for industrial protein production’. This is a collaboration project between Departments of Biology – Dr Michael Plevin, Computer Science – Prof Susan Stepney and FujiFilm Diosynth Biotech with a focus on modular approaches for flow-through purification of recombinant proteins. 
Further details can be found HERE

Call for ACTIP Fellowship Award Applications 2022-2023

The Animal Cell Technology Industrial Platform (ACTIP) is a science-based association of European companies employing animal cell technology in the development and production of biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and other preventative or therapeutic approaches (

The Fellowship Award consists of all costs paid to attend a two-day ACTIP meeting. The ACTIP Fellowships for 2022-2023 will be awarded to young scientists following an evaluation of their applications by experts within the member companies. The awarded fellows will be invited to attend one of the ACTIP meetings taking place from Spring 2022 to Fall 2023. In order to be selected for such an opportunity, ACTIP invites you to submit an application. Applications can be sent in from 7 June until 3 September 2021 (24:00 CET). Selected fellows will be notified via email by end of October 2021 at the latest. A shortlist of awarded fellows and their project will be published on the ACTIP website.

Further details on how to apply

STARS School 2019: Embedding the Industrial Perspective

For Early Career Researchers: The Bioprocessing Skills School
8th-13th September 2019, Darlington

Do you want to find out how your career might develop working for industry, the differences between industrial- and academic-driven research and how the industrial environment matches your career ambitions?  Here’s your opportunity to answer these questions and find out much more about your ability to work in teams and how the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit drives research translation.

2018 Science Meeting prize winners

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Conratulations to the winners of the poster and short talk prizes at our 4th annual science meeting, who received their prizes from Karen Lewis of the BBSRC (far left).

The winners were Rochelle Aw, Imperial College London – 1st prize talk (pictured 2nd left); Eva Pekle, MedImmune & Univserity of Kent – 2nd prize talk (pictured middle); Tania Selas Castiñeiras, Cobra Biologics – 3rd talk prize; Hirra Hussain, University of Manchester – 1st prize poster, Natalie Talbot, University of Kent – 2nd prize poster (pictured 2nd right) and James Budge, University of Kent – 3rd poster prize (pictured far right).

The Bioprocessing Skills School

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The first Bioprocessing Skills School took place on September 11-15th, 2017 at the National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, Darlington

“Important for my career development, fantastic experience”
“Absolutely brilliant, positively challenging environment and inspirational speakers”
“Enlightening, insightful, friendly, open environment to develop oneself”
“Excellent experience learning about teamwork and bioprocessing”
“Great experience, motivating, great opportunity to nurture and build connections”

The course was a week-long, intensive residential training programme, designed around the insights of industrialists, were delegates participated in group-based activities and work with real-life industrial case studies. The programme is designed to engage with the process of entrepreneurship and focus on the development of the ability to promote research ideas.

It is anticipated that another BioProcessing Skills School will run in September 2018. More details will be posted when available.