Dr. Ioscani Jiménez del Val
Ioscani graduated with a BE in Chemical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2006. After a year as Project Engineer at the Mario Molina Centre on Energy & Environment in Mexico City, Ioscani moved to the UK to pursue graduate studies. He received his MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology in 2008 and was awarded his PhD in 2013, both from Imperial College London. His PhD research involved developing an integrated modelling and experimental framework to quantitatively relate bioprocess conditions with monoclonal antibody glycosylation. After obtaining his PhD, Ioscani spent 2 years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College working with Dr. Cleo Kontoravdi and Dr. Karen Polizzi on modelling nucleotide sugar metabolism and developing analytical methods to measure the intracellular concentration of these metabolites. Ioscani joined the UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering in 2014 where he leads a multidisciplinary team that combines advanced experimentation and computational strategies to optimise the production of therapeutic glycoproteins, including monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).