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Petra Hanga, PhD

Dr. Mariana Petronela (Petra) Hanga is a Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering at the University College London, a previous GFI grantee and also the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Quest Meat Lt, a cultivated meta start-up based in Birmingham, UK. As a biochemical engineer by training, Dr. Hanga’s research interests lie at the intersection of engineering and the life sciences. Her research addresses two distinct grand challenges. The first is healthcare, by developing future therapies that will minimize the economic and social burden of an aging population; the second is food and nutrition for health, by advancing cultivated meat technologies that will enable a radical shift away from livestock products. Dr. Hanga’s multidisciplinary strengths and expertise include an understanding of the whole cell culture bioprocess from inoculation to harvest, including engineering characterization of bioreactors and biological characterization of cells. She holds degrees in biochemical engineering and regenerative medicine.

Petra Hanga, PhD
Lecturer, Biochemical Engineering
University College London

Co-Founder & CSO
Quest Meat Lt.

Birmingham, England, UK

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"Developing a Bioprocess for the Scalable Production of Cultivated Meat"

The Good Food Institute  |  November 23, 2020

Publications & Other Writings

Biotechnology and Bioengineering  |  Volume 118, Issue 8, P 3175-3186, August 2021

Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology  |  Volume 96, Issue 4, P 930-940, April 2021 

Biotechnology and Bioengineering  |  Volume 117, Issue 10, P 3029-3039, October 2020 ​

Biotechnology Letters  |  Volume 41, Issue 11, P 1245-1253, November 2019

Biochemical Engineering Journal  |  Volume 135, P 11-21, July 15, 2018

Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology  |  Volume 92, Issue 7, P 1690-1698, July 2017

Biochemical Engineering Journal  |  Volume 108, P 24-29, April 15, 2016

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