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Trainee Patent Attorney

York Office

Life sciences

Telephone. +44 (0)1904 732 120
Email. [email protected]


Alex joined HGF in August 2022 as a Trainee Patent Attorney within the Life Sciences group based in the York office.

He has a broad technical background in the Biosciences with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Microbiology, MSc in Medical Microbiology, and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

During his MSc at the University of Manchester, he carried out research on novel drugs to treat Tuberculosis, and was awarded the WWC Topley Prize for obtaining the highest overall marks in his written examinations.

Following this, he carried out doctoral research at the University of Leeds investigating the mechanical mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation on the molecular scale.

Alex has a keen interest in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Microbiology.




BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Microbiology


MSc in Medical Microbiology


PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology


WWC Topley Prize (2017)

This prize is awarded each year to the MSc Medical Microbiology student with the highest overall marks (above distinction level) at the University of Manchester

Conferences: 2022

October 11th 2022

HGF CPD Conference 2022


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