School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
I attained my degree in Biochemistry at the University of Seville (Spain). As part of this, I spent my final 2 academic years abroad. First at the Department of Agriculture at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), studying Food Process Engineering, and second, at Hawaii Pacific University in the United States, studying Physical Chemistry and Molecular Biology.
Following this, I completed my Master of Biological and Bioprocess Engineering at The University of Sheffield, focusing my research on the study of microalgae biomass production and disruption by alternative technologies.
I then completed my PhD in biopharmaceutical production, specialising in production, purification and analytical characterisation of recombinant monoclonal antibodies in mammalian cells.
Subsequently, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Sheffield Hallam University in a collaborative program, studying the effect of food polyphenols on inflammatory pathways of 3D human cartilage tissue cultures.
Most recently, I am honoured to have been offered a position as a lecturer at the University of Adelaide School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - 2019 Postdoctoral fellow Sheffield Hallam university 2014 - 2014 Research assistant The University of Sheffield
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2018 The University of Sheffield United Kingdom PhD in Optimisation of biopharmaceutical antibody production and stability 2013 - 2014 The University of Sheffield United Kingdom MEng Biological and Bioprocess Engineering 2006 - 2013 University of Seville Spain BSc Biochemistry
Year Citation 2020 Toronjo-Urquiza, L., Acosta-Martin, A., James, D., Nagy, T., & Falconer, R. (2020). Resveratrol addition to Chinese hamster ovary cell culture media: The effect on cell growth, monoclonal antibody synthesis, and its chemical modification. Biotechnology Progress, 36(3), 9 pages.
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2020 Toronjo-Urquiza, L., Acosta-Martin, A. E., James, D. C., Nagy, T., & Falconer, R. J. (2020). The use of catechins in Chinese hamster ovary cell media for the improvement of monoclonal antibody yields and a reduction of acidic species.. Biotechnology progress, 36(4), 1-10.
2019 Toronjo Urquiza, L., James, D. C., Nagy, T., & Falconer, R. J. (2019). Screening Naturally Occurring Phenolic Antioxidants for Their Suitability as Additives to CHO Cell Culture Media Used to Produce Monoclonal Antibodies.. Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 8(6), 1-18.
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