Mr Michael MacDonald


RHD STUDENT – PATHEON UPSTREAM BIOPROCESSING PROJECTS
PROJECT: Cell line development for high cell density culture

Michael MacDonald is a Biological Engineer pursuing a career in pharma R&D. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 with a master’s degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering with honours. As an undergraduate researcher, Michael has worked in human stem cell culture and microbioreactor design, and has been published for work on immunoglobulin profiling and assay development for saliva-based matrices. Michael has transferred from the downstream process department Patheon Biologics Brisbane to pursue a PhD centred on cell line development for the Patheon XD proces.

Qualifications

Masters Degree with Honours in Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Queensland