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Joint Research Projects

Joint research projects and annual reports of the Beacon collaboration

Joint Research Projects

Key contacts and details for all the joint research projects under the Beacon collaboration are as follows

Project number Summary
Beacon-001

Terahertz protein solvation shell assay - validation & initial assessment for protein stability analysis 

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Project start: Oct 2014

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Researcher:

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Post-doc

Nov 2013

Completed Dec 2015

Juraj Sibik

Axel Zeitler

Chris van der Walle, Shahid Uddin

 

Beacon-002 Breaking the cold chain - investigating the production, storage & delivery of pharmaceutical proteins in probiotic bacterial spores  

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Student name: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

PhD

Oct 2013

Ongoing

David Baynard

Graham Christie

Sofia Ekizoglou

 

Beacon-003 Investigating novel excipients derived from bacterial spores

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Status: 

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CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Post-doc

Sept 2014

Completed Aug 2016

Iris Batalha

Graham Christie

Chris van der Walle, Shahid Uddin

 

Beacon-004

 

Hyper-spectral and Texture Analysis for Identity Testing at Fill Finish

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MedImmune supervisor(s):

PhD

Oct 2014

Ongoing

James Manton

Eric Rees

Stephen Wren

 

Beacon-005

Analysis and Engineering of antibody stability 

 

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CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Post-doc

Nov 2014

Ongoing

JJ Phillips

Nigel Slater

Daniel Higazi, David Lowe

 

Beacon-006

Nanobioreactors for Monitoring Single Cell Productivity



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Project start: 

Status: 

Researcher: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Post-doc

March 2015

Ongoing

David Bailey

Chris Lowe

Ron Schoner

 

Beacon-007 Visualising and quantifying lyophilised protein cake reconstitution using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques

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Project start: 

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CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Post-doc

Apr 2016

Ongoing

TBD

Mick Mantle

Steve Bishop,

Chris van der Walle,

Suresh Choudhary,

Sajal Patel,

Jamie Biddlecombe

Beacon-008 A Self-Adapting Continuous Bioprocessing system for Recombinant Protein Production

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Status: 

Researcher: 

 

CEB supervisor: 

 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Post-doc and PhD

Oct 2015

Ongoing

Duygu Dikicloglu,

David Sewell

Nigel Slater,

Steven Oliver

William Holmes, 

Ray Field,

Richard Turner

Beacon-009 High resolution imaging of MedImmune viral and peptide materials 

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Researcher: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Post-doc

July 2015

Ongoing

Romain Laine

Clemens Kaminski

Danielle Carroll,

Damian Crowther,

Paul Varley,

Michael Washabaugh,

Mike Perkinton,

Andy Billinton

Beacon-010 Development project based Training in Innovative sensor technology

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CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

N/A

Oct 2015

Ongoing

Sensors CDT PhD students

Clemens Kaminski

Chris van der Walle

Beacon-011 Macromolecular delivery using oncolytic Clostridium spores

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Project start: 

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Student: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

PhD

Oct 2015

Ongoing

Manja Neumann

Graham Christie

Nadia Luheshi,

Andrew Leishman

Beacon-012 Functional and super-resolution imaging methods to study protein self assembly reactions in the context of disease

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Status: 

Student: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Sensors CDT PhD

Oct 2015

Ongoing

Gemma Goodfellow

Clemens Kaminski

Danielle Carroll,

Michael Washabaugh

 

Beacon-013 Functional and super-resolution imaging methods to study protein self assembly reactions in the context of disease

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Project start: 

Status: 

Student: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

Sensors CDT PhD

Oct 2015

Ongoing

Miranda Robbins

Clemens Kaminski

Damian Crowther,

Michael Perkinton

Beacon-014 At/in-line analytics to support continuous bioprocess

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Project start: 

Status: 

Researcher: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

PhD

Oct 2016

Approved

tbd

Mick Mantle

Chris Sellick

Beacon-015 High-resolution antibody unfolding studies for developability and novel drug delivery

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Project start: 

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Researcher: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

PhD

Oct 2016

Approved

tbd

Sophie Jackson, JJ Phillips

Daniel Higazi, 

David Lowe

Beacon-016 NanoMOF Supramolecular Systems for Drug Delivery

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Researcher: 

CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

PhD

Oct 2016

approved

tbd

David Fairen-Jiminez

Peter Ravn

Beacon-017a Terahertz spectroscopy analysis of lyophilised peptides and proteins

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CEB supervisor: 

MedImmune supervisor(s):

PhD

Oct 2016

Approved

Talia Shmool

Axel Zeitler

Chris van der Walle

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Annual Reports

The Beacon collaboration annual reports collate the outcomes and highlights of our joint research programme.