Andy completed an undergraduate degree in Genetics at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 2014. Following his undergraduate studies, he completed a master's degree in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology at Imperial College London in 2015, where he studied a wide variety of technical areas including: plant biotechnology, industrial and pharmaceutical biotechnology, genetics, genomics and synthetic biology.
He followed these studies with a PhD at the University of Cambridge (2015-2019), where he investigated vitamin B12 transport in algae and gained experience in algal molecular biology and bioinformatic analysis. During this period he also spent 3 months working at a biomedical device start-up company in a data science role, gaining further exposure to computational research and commercial environments.
After his PhD, he continued working at the University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral research associate, investigating the importance of vitamin exchange between hot spring community members using metagenomic data.
Andy joined Keltie in 2021, and is working towards becoming a qualified patent attorney. He works in the Chemical and Life Sciences team, where he supports clients working in areas including: industrial biotechnology, biofuels, sustainability, medical devices and bioinformatics.
24.03.2021IP in the food industry
From accommodating increasing demand to creating a sustainable food supply: innovation will be key in addressing the food industry's many challenges. How can that innovation be protected and exploited?
08.12.2020A difference of dosage
The European Patent Office's approach to patenting new dosage regimes