Dan is a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences & Chemistry group at Kilburn & Strode and is currently training to become a UK and European Patent Attorney
Dan graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2021 with a first class BSc in Biology and went on to achieve a distinction at Master’s level in Plant and Microbial Biology Research at Sheffield the following year. For his academic achievements, Dan received the several scholarships including the Robert Pulford Scholarship, the Sheffield Study Abroad Scholarship, and the National Farmers’ Union Centenary Award.
During his time at university, which included one year studying at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Dan developed specialist knowledge on a broad range of topics across the life sciences including molecular biology, plant biotechnology, sustainable agriculture, genome editing, bioinformatics, recombinant protein production, molecular cloning, and genomics. As a Master’s student, Dan applied advanced histological techniques to characterise physiological changes in potato sprouts in response to the application of a promising commercial sprouting suppressant.