Patrick GurgelSenior Director of R&D at Astrea Bioseparations
Patrick Gurgel has a BSc in Food Engineering (UFV, Brazil), an MSc in Food Science and Technology (UFV) and a PhD in Food Science (NCSU, USA). He joined Prometic in 2003 as a Senior Research Scientist, working on the prion removal project (PRDT) at NCSU, and subsequently becoming the Technical Manager of PRDT.
In 2016 Patrick started his tenure as Senior Director, R&D of Astrea Bioseparations, in Cambridge, UK, where he leads a team of researchers developing chromatographic adsorbents and resins used in biomanufacturing. Before joining Astrea, Patrick was a Senior Researcher at CDB, a bioprocessing research centre in his native Brazil, where he was responsible for the downstream processing group.