meet the team

Principal Investigator

Dr Leonardo Rios
Dr Leonardo Rios
Associate Professor of Synthetic Bioprocessing
Leonardo became an Associate Professor at the UCL Biochemical Engineering Department in 2023, where he leads his research group. His research...

Postdocs

PhDs students

André Coimbra
André Coimbra
PhD Student: Bioprocess Engineering
André focuses on developing synthetic biology tools and performing metabolic engineering of Halomonas spp.
Qingyuan Tan
Qingyuan Tan
PhD Student: Bioprocess Engineering

MRes

Chethan Jaya Sai Nandamuri
Chethan Jaya Sai Nandamuri
MRes Student: Synthetic Biology
Chethan’s work focuses on developing synbio tools for engineering oleaginous yeasts, specifically Rhodotorula toruloides and Yarrowia...
Yewei (Marvin) Sun
Yewei (Marvin) Sun
MRes Student
Yewei, an MRes student specialising in synthetic biology, is interested in applying CRISPR technology to industrial applications.

Alumni

Swayambhik Mukherjee
Swayambhik Mukherjee
Post-Graduate Student, Biotechnology, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata
Swayambhik is a Post-Graduate student of Biotechnology at St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata. He has research interest in Bioprocess Engineering, Molecular Biology, Tumor Biology and Bioinformatics based analysis.
Angelica Ruiz-Font
Angelica Ruiz-Font
PhD Student: Bioprocess Engineering
Javier focuses on X and Y
Rohan Kotha
Rohan Kotha
Chemical Engineering Undergraduate
Rohan is a Chemical Engineering Undergraduate and his research interests include polymerization, waste utilization and synthetic biology.
testimonials

What People Say About Us

I did a period of research abroad at Leo Ríos’ lab. The whole group made me feel like I was at home during the time I was there and they really valued me as a member of the team. They shared their knowledge in the best way posible and I had responsibilities from day one. Leo is not only a great scientist, he is an amazing leader.

 

 

Gabriela Mellado (visiting student)
Gabriela MelladoVisiting Student
Glad to be a member of Dr. Leo’s lab. I have learned a lot in such a harmonious
atmosphere. Hope to keep updated on the well-designed website!
Junlin Dong (MSc Student)
Junlin DongMsc Student (Currently Research assistant in SIAT)

I’m really glad to have joined  Leo’s lab during my master year to conduct research on advanced machine scheduling for COVID-19 diagnosis optimization. I’m extremely impressed with the best scientific research atmosphere, the strongest scientific prowess, and the most harmonious relationships in this lab. These really helped me to make progress in my academic years and will benefit me in the future.

Yimeng Han (MSc Student)
Yimeng HanMsc Student