Dr Louise Slope
Trainee Patent Attorney
Louise joined the HGF Birmingham office in September 2018 as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Chemistry team.
Louise graduated in 2013 from the University of Birmingham with a First Class MSci honours degree in Chemistry. Alongside her undergraduate studies Louise undertook two industrial summer placements in the Research and Development team at Scott Bader.
Louise obtained her PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2018. Her PhD research involved the de novo design of peptide architectures for use as imaging agents. During her PhD Louise spent two months working with collaborators in San Sebastian. This work was presented at several international conferences and resulted in a number of publications.
Following the completion of her PhD Louise completed two research fellow posts. The first one facilitated the running of a research group at the University of Birmingham, supervising junior group members and assisting with the recovery of research productivity. The second position involved working in the Institute of Microbiology and Infection. Here Louise explored topical treatments for age-related macular degeneration, presenting her work at the ARVO Annual Meeting in Hawaii. Alongside this project, Louise assisted in researching the development of smart coatings for implant materials.