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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    'Novel microcarriers for scalable clean meat production'.


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    Personal profile


    I obtained my first degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). I then did a one-year MSc in Biochemical Engineering at University College London (UCL), followed by two years research under the supervision of Prof Peter Dunnill (OBE). I won a Marie Curie Research Training Grant and moved to the Center for Process Biotechnology (CPB) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where I obtained my PhD degree in Biotechnology. In 2002 I took up the position of Senior R&D scientist and Purification team leader at the Pharmaceutical company ALPHARMA (now Xelia Pharmaceuticals), before returning back to the UK as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and then Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University. I joined Aston in November 2015.

    Research Interests

    • New and improved support materials and systems for efficient separation and purification of high value biotherapeutics, affinity cell selection and growth.
    • Fabrication and characterisation of cryogel monoliths and electrospun polymer nanofibers for cell & gene therapy.


    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
    • PhD in Biotechnology
    • MSc in Biochemical Engineering
    • MEng in Chemical Engineering

    Funding Applications and Awards

    • The Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professors Scheme (Academic Champion) (October 2019-July 2022).
    • The Royal Society International Exchanges Award. Value: £11,712 (March 2019-February 2021).
    • EPSRC AMR4AMR seedcorn fund - 'Novel poly(butylene succinate) fibre dressing with naturally sourced antimicrobial agents for burn wound treatment'. Value: £33,150 (Completed 2018).
    • EPSRC AMR4AMR seedcorn fund - 'Critical points in the pathway of antibiotic prescribing in the hospital setting; the antibiotic mapping of prescribing (ABMAP) study'. Value: £23,149 (Completed 2018).
    • Bioprocessing Research Industry Club/BBSRC Grant (BB/I017143/1) - ‘Developing generic scalable selection methods for human therapeutic cells’. Value: £189,000 (Completed 2015).

    PhD Supervision

    Kinana Aliko - Project title: 'Novel polybutylene succinate fibre dressing with naturally sourced antimicrobial agents for healing wound burns'.

    W. Joseph A. Homer - Project title: 'Affinity selection systems for intraoperative cell salvage'.

    Teaching Activity

    Design and Build (CE1002)

    Transfer Processes (CE2004) - Module Leader

    Advanced Process Design Project (CE3003)

    Research Project (CE4011) - Module Leader

    Downstream Processing for Biotechnology Products (CE4027) - Module Leader

    Administrative Roles

    Member of the University Senate

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 4702 
    Room number: MB134

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  • Metabolic characterisation of Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense MSR-1 using LC-MS-based metabolite profiling

    Abdelrazig, S., Safo, L., Rance, G. A., Fay, M. W., Theodosiou, E., Topham, P. D., Kim, D. & Fernández-castané, A., 2 Sep 2020, In : RSC advances. 10, 54, p. 32548-32560 13 p.

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  • Activities

    • 3 Editorial activity

    Frontiers In Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Journal)

    Eirini Theodosiou (Editorial board member)

    27 Apr 2018

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    Biotechnology Letters (Journal)

    Dr Eirini Theodosiou (Editorial board member)

    13 Apr 2018

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    Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Journal)

    Dr Eirini Theodosiou (Editorial board member)

    14 Nov 2017

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