Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre

BBTC Impact Event programme

28 February 2019 at the Great North Museum: Hancock



Registration with tea and coffee


Welcome by Adam Harvey, BBTC Director, and Phil Wright, Pro Vice Chancellor SAgE faculty

Followed by Malcolm Skingle, Director of Academic Liaison GSK, looking back at the BBTC


Keynote speaker DC Van Alstyne, CEO Scotbio, on the success of Scotbio and the role the BBTC played in it


BBTC Industrial Impact:

Stephen Goldrick (sponsor: Perceptive Engineering) on the application of data analysis (MDA) and mathematical modelling in the biotechnology industry

Chris Davis (sponsor: GSK) on process improvement within the manufacturing process for multi dose powder inhalers

Richard Adamson (sponsor: BOC) on the optimisation and scheduling of industrial gas supply and storage networks


Networking and poster session with tea and coffee


Newcastle University Research Showcase: Engineering: An overview of research in the School of Engineering in manufacturing, bio and environmental engineering


Current research projects

Harry Laing, STREAM PhD student with Northumbria Water

Ben Dannatt, KTP Associate with Durham Filtration

Anca Mitchel PhD student Biosystems




Newcastle University Research Showcase: Natural and Medical Science: An overview of research in the across the SAgE and Medical Sciences faculties in the areas of biotechnology, synthetic biology, synthetic chemistry and computing


Tim Blackburn, Business Development Manager Newcastle University: Working with Newcastle University: opportunities for industry


Industrial Skills Round Table: Industry experts discuss demand for highly skilled staff in the processing industry


Industrial Skills Case studies: BBTC alumni report on their career after their EngD:

Kerem Irfan (sponsor: PALL): stayed with the host company

Nicki Taylor (sponsor: Demuris): works now as lead fermentation scientist at Protein Technology

Victoria Outram (sponsor: Greenbiologics): works as Research Fellow at Nottingham University


Closing Remarks

Followed by coffee and tea and more opportunity to network