Business Lecture: Prof Nigel Slater, Prof of Chemical Engineering, Dept for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Cambridge Network’s business lecture series starts again this Autumn with a talk by Prof Nigel Slater from the Department for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. This multidisciplinary department works at the interfaces between engineering, chemistry, biology and physics forming collaborations which one day will have a beneficial effect on society.


Date 6 November 2019
Times 6pm - 8.30pm
Venue Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge CB3 0AS
Organiser Louise Rushworth
Phone 01223 760102
Cost Free for Members | £50+VAT for Non-Members

Join us to hear about some of the work carried out by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

The fusion of leading biotechnology research with chemical engineering skills, within an ethos of commercial awareness, supports the department’s continuing development and discovery at the science-engineering interface. Their work covers healthcare, processes, materials, metrology, modelling and innovation with significant contributions to the University’s initiatives on energy, food and healthcare. 

Additionally, the department has run a successful Master in Bioscience Enterprise programme, now in its 18th year. This intense nine-month degree is a multi-disciplinary biotechnology and business couse, designed for high-achieving individuals with an enthusiasm for enterprise. The course equips students with the requisite skills in enterprise, management and entrepreneurship required to take up executive roles, establish and build biotechnology companies or work in the life sciences consultancy sector.

The department's new building on the University’s West Cambridge site has been designed specifically for interaction and collaboration, internally and with industry.

About Prof Nigel Slater:

My research focus is on the manufacture and formulation of biopharmaceuticals including therapeutic proteins, DNA, viruses and cells.   My current research work is on the design and manufacture of AAV gene vectors and nanoparticles for ocular therapy. I also research procedures to improve the preservation of cells and especially pancreatic islets for the treatment of diabetes.  I enjoy wide international collaborations, particularly in China as a Qiushi Chair Professor at the University of Zhejiang and an Honorary Professor at the Universities of Tianjin and Sichuan.

Read more here


Thank you to Cambridge Network member, Biocair, for sponsoring the drinks this evening.


You may also like: If you’d like to explore in more depth the research of this department, our speaker on Thurs 7th Nov, in our joint event with the University’s Maxwell Centre, ‘From discovery science to industrial application’ will be from Dr David Fairen-Jimenez talking about molecular engineering of porous materials and their possible applications in clean energy and drug delivery systems.



6.00pm        Registration and networking over refreshments

6:30pm:       Speaker: Prof Nigel Slater,  Dept for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

8:00pm        Further networking and a chance to follow up with the speaker

8:30pm        Event closes


To attend:


Any Cambridge Network member may attend free of charge. To receive your member discount, please log in first, then return to this page and click Book Now!


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November 6th, 2019 6:00 PM   to   8:30 PM
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Charles Babbage Road
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AS
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 760102
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Non-member fee £50 £ 50.00 + £ 10.00 VAT
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