UROP Proceedings 2020-21

School of Engineering Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering 80 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Development of Functional Food Supervisor: CHAU Ying / CBE Co-supervisor: LIU Yuanshuai / CBE Student: YORDANOV Matey Svetlan / CENG Course: UROP1100, Spring The current paper briefly summarizes the outcomes of the previously conducted USEL and UROP1000 researches on the same topic “Development of Functional Food” and has a goal of translating these outcomes to a successful business plan. For this reason, market and economics considerations were taken into account and a manufacturing process was designed. Moreover, further optimization of this process was considered in order to account for production losses, caused by chipped-out product particles during transportation between the manufacturing line units. As a result, although these losses turned out to be insignificantly small, two additional final products utilizing these particles and involving freeze-dried whelk meat were developed. Consequently, the product range of the company was significantly increased. Development of Functional Food Supervisor: CHAU Ying / CBE Co-supervisor: LIU Yuanshuai / CBE Student: CHEN Jialuo / SENG Course: UROP1000, Summer The UROP course has started for almost 2 months already and I have learnt a lot just through all the research processes. The topic of the project that I am working on is related to beer waste. We want to turn these wastes into useful stuffs such as cat litters and mushrooms. Since beer wastes is purely going to land fill dump without any further reuse which can cause a lot of problems. So, we chose this topic and foresaw the market potential of reusing these wastes as a by-product. During the research process, Professor Liu was able to give me many new ideas and directions which I should be focusing on. Therefore, assisting me to face all the difficulties Nucleic Acid Delivery by Self-Assembled Nanocarrier Supervisor: CHAU Ying / CBE Student: CHANG Cheuk Yan Atta / BIEN Course: UROP1100, Spring Gene delivery is a technique to introduce genetic materials into cells. It is seen as a potential treatment method and its effectiveness is still being explored. These genetic materials are subjected to degradation and delivery systems are needed to protect them from degradation, and to enter a person’s cells for these agents to exert therapeutic effects. Applications of viral-based delivery systems are limited due to immunogenicity concerns, and non-viral based systems are gaining attention. This study aims to explore the transfection efficiency, the stability, and the characterization of peptide-gene delivery system based on a previously discovered short peptide, H10 (Fmoc-PKKKRKVG-HHHH-C12CStBuHHCStBuCStBuHHCStBuGSPHHD-amide).