Ricardo Suarez Heredia
PhD candidate in Biochemical Engineering
University College London
Bernard Katz Building, WC1E 6BT, London, United Kingdom
Ricardo Suarez-Heredia is currently PhD candidate in Biochemical Engineering at the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering and the Centre for Process Systems Engineering at University College London (UK). Ricardo received a MSc in Biotechnology from The University of Manchester (UK) and a BEng (Hons) in Biochemical Engineering from National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico). His research interests lie on the biopharmaceutical manufacturing and the interphase with traditional biochemical engineering, process systems engineering and systems biology.
His current research is focused on the development of an in-silico- in vitro platform for the development and optimization of metabolically balanced nutrient supplementations in mammalian cell cultures for monoclonal antibodies (mAb) production. The aim of his work is to provide a systematic understanding of the metabolic responses under different bioprocessing conditions and associated metabolic bottlenecks during therapeutic protein production. Therefore, as a part of his research, he has worked on establishing metabolic profiling workflows (Chromatography–Mass Spectroscopy) for untargeted and targeted footprint and fingerprint analysis for industrially relevant cell culture applications.
As an early career researcher, Ricardo has received support to conduct research projects and receive training in environmental and food bioprocess engineering (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico), applied biotechnology (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan), biopharmaceutical formulations development (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK), animal cell technology (ESACT, EU), vaccine bioprocessing (Max Planck Society, Germany), synthetic and systems biology (University of Cambridge, UK), biopharmaceutical process development (ACS BIOT – ESBES, USA-EU), bioprocess systems engineering (Imperial College London & University College London, UK), innovation and commercialization of technology (London Business School & London School of Economics, UK) and the establishment of academic-industrial collaborative networks in biotechnology (British Council - Newton Fund & BioProNET, UK).
Ricardo is always enthusiastic to explore new opportunities and collaborations in science and technology. He aims to contribute to promote an academia-industry nexus platform at international, multidisciplinary and intergenerational levels. He has joined the EMN committee to contribute with the best of his abilities to promote the scientific potential of metabolomics and to strengthen the next generation of scientists and professionals in metabolomics.