Prof. Tuck Seng Wong is a Professor of Biomanufacturing from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield
He is currently holding two adjunct positions in South East Asia: National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC, Thailand) and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB, Indonesia). He is a recipient of multiple prestigious fellowships, including the RAEng | The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2019), the Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship (2016), and the MRC Career Development Fellowship (2007). He has over 20 years of experience in protein science and engineering, covering a range of applications including alternative foods, biopharmaceuticals, and enzyme biocatalysis.
His research work is funded by UKRI (BBSRC, EPSRC and Innovate UK), Royal Academy of Engineering, The Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society, and industries (e.g., Planeat Foods, WhatIF Foods, AstraZeneca, ACM Biolabs, Valitacells, Croda, Invista, and Agilent etc). He is an author of the protein engineering textbook ‘A Practical Guide to Protein Engineering’ (ISBN 978-3-030-56898-6).
In 2022, he co-founded Evolutor Ltd through the financial support from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Research England, Innovate UK, and the University of Sheffield. Evolutor Ltd is a biotech spinout based in Sheffield, focusing on developing advanced microbes for biomanufacturing through an automated evolution platform.