Downstream Processing Scientist
Alexander McIntyre joined IBioIC in February 2021 as a Downstream Processing Scientist. He is responsible for aiding the delivery of industry-led downstream processing projects while also supporting technical training courses, health & safety activities and supervision of junior scientists.
Having received a BSc (hons) in Microbiology, Alexander went on to achieve a MSc in Industrial biotechnology where he attained the prize of highest grade student in the year. During the master course Alexander undertook a placement at industry leaders GSK, working as a fermentation scientist. This would set the ground work for being offered a full-time position at GSK, working predominantly on Microfiltration and commissioning of the counter-current extraction unit within the downstream processing department.
At GSK, Alexander took a proactive approach to safety becoming the first Technical employee to develop a process safety booklet to be used as training material for maintaining safety standards for personnel while working on site.
Alexander is looking to apply his knowledge of biotechnology, focusing primarily on small to pilot scale operations. Alexander will develop robust, efficient, scalable strategies for improving downstream process performance in collaboration with fellow scientists and clients.
Outside of the office, Alexander’s time is spent playing tennis for his local club in Edinburgh, where he looks to soon compete in a number of upcoming tournaments. Alexander is also training to compete in triathlons and has actively taken up both swimming and running