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Trainee Patent Attorney

Glasgow Office

Life sciences

Telephone. +44 (0)141 229 5800
Email. [email protected]


Catriona joined HGF in April 2023 as a trainee patent attorney within the Life Sciences team.

She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2013 with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (Genetics).

Catriona completed a PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen in February 2019. During her PhD she studied gene expression in the cat flea via next generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. She also developed techniques for performing RNA interference in the cat flea, demonstrating for the first time that RNA interference is achievable in the species.




Biological Sciences (Genetics)


Developing RNAi techniques in insects


PGCert Intellectual Property Law


Catriona mentors new trainee patent attorneys as part of the CIPA Informals Buddy scheme.

She also enjoys participating in the IP Inclusive network, which aims to make the IP community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

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