Since joining the Life Sciences and Chemistry group at Kilburn & Strode in September 2020, Anna has gained experience in patent drafting and prosecution in Europe and the UK. She works on a variety of technologies in the chemical field and has particular experience in pharmaceutical chemistry, including synthetic methods and pharmaceutical formulations, as well as medical devices and composite materials.
Anna graduated with a DPhil in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oxford, where her research focused on the development of novel catalytic methodology for the synthesis of saturated nitrogen heterocycles. Prior to this, she obtained a first-class master’s degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Bristol.
During her academic career, Anna spent a year working as a process chemist at a multi-national pharmaceutical company. She also gained experience in the medicinal chemistry department of a large biopharmaceutical company, and undertook a number of shorter placements at petrochemical, agrochemical and consumer goods companies.
Anna is currently training to qualify as a UK and European patent attorney.