RHD STUDENT – APA SCHOLARSHIP IN INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
PROJECT: Engineering CHO-XL99
Matt graduated from UQ with an Bachelors degree with honours in Chemical Engineering. For his final undergraduate project he designed a factory which produced Furfural from Woody feedstocks. His PhD project aims to produce a robust CHO cell line, capable of transiently expressing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and bi-specific antibodies (BsAbs) at high yields, through a process of genetic modifications. A previous study by Orellana., C et al identified a set of genes which were overexpressed in a high producing CHO cell line. Several of these genes have been chosen for over-expression and elucidation following a series of transient transfections of mAbs and BsAbs. Matt enjoys working in cancer research, tutoring and teaching. Matt reads widely in his spare time and is particularly fond of philosophical topics relating to ethics and psychology.
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland.