Qasim has an MEng in biochemical engineering and achieved a PhD in regenerative medicine through the EPSRC DTC. Qasim holds an EPSRC E-TERM Fellowship, where he is researching the utilisation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) for cell-based therapies. With potential lot sizes of billions (if not trillions) of cells required however, it is clear that a large-scale supply of fully characterised hMSCs is required. By combining a high-throughput approach with key analytical techniques (metabolomics, proteomics and metallomics), Qasim’s fellowship will focus on making informed advancements in the bioprocess development of microcarrier-based hMSC culture. This will result in an optimised, scalable and standardised manufacturing platform for clinically-relevant hMSCs.