Anqi Li from the Amnion Cell Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute

Anqi Li


PhD student

Research Group:

Amnion Cell Biology

Research Centre:

The Ritchie Centre

Area of study:

Cell therapies

Year of enrolment:


What is your research about and what do you hope to achieve?

My research focuses on bringing automation into cell therapy manufacturing. The goal of my PhD is to develop automation strategies for clinical trials using human amniotic epithelial cells.

How will your research help others?

Cell therapies have been providing new hope for diseases such as stroke and liver fibrosis. However, the manufacturing of cells is challenging, which becomes a roadblock for the therapies to become accessible to the public. My research investigates possible automation strategies in cell therapy manufacturing in addressing issues of high cost and limited production scale. The outcomes from my research hopefully will bring more affordable therapies to more patients.