Ipsita Roy

Ipsita Roy

Who I am

Ipsita Roy earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge in 1992. Professor Roy was awarded the prestigious Inlaks Scholarship and the Overseas Research Students Award to study for her Ph.D. During her time at Cambridge, she was awarded the Churchill College Scholarship, the Lundgren Scholarship, Leche Trust Scholarship, and the Cambridge University Philosophical Society Fellowship Award. Her postdoctoral work was at the University of Minnesota, USA, at the Bioprocess Technology Institute, where she worked on fatty acid biosynthesis. Afterward, she taught at the Indian Institute of Technology, India, for four years as an Assistant Professor. During this time, she worked actively on the production of biodegradable polymers from Streptomyces. Ipsista Roy was at the University of Westminster from 2000 until August 2019, where she was the Research Director of the School of Life Sciences and lead the Applied Biotechnology Research Group. She is also Visiting Professor at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. She has published over 130 papers in high Impact Factor journals such as Biomaterials, Biomacromolecules, Journal of Royal Society Interface, Acta Biomaterialia, and ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, and has presented her work at numerous international conferences.


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Natural and sustainable polymers of bacterial origin and their biomedical applications

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