This poster from STEMNET introduces Ranna Patel who did a doctorate in Biochemical Engineering at UCL which broke new ground in the development of processes to make antibiotics, vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.
Monoclonal antibodies are providing the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and other debilitating diseases. Ranna’s research contributed to making these life-saving treatments faster, safer and cheaper. Ranna says of her job: “It’s challenging and I get to use my knowledge of science and technology to make a direct difference to society. Meeting an engineer at my school was enough to make me realise it was the career I wanted to pursue – I want to do that for the next generation.”
Ranna is pictured inside a giant bubble. Her career as a process engineer has included making washing-up liquid and glycerine, both of which are ingredients of bubble solutions.
Photograph by Richard Cannon and provided by STEMNET.
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