Oliver graduated with a MSci (Hons) in Natural Sciences (Biology and Physics) from The University of Nottingham.
As part of his Master’s thesis, Oliver characterised the cellular effects of two novel insecticide candidates: hyperforin and alkaloids extracted from Coccinella septempunctata. During further postgraduate research at the University of Oxford and at The National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Oliver worked on a proteomics study, looking at environmental regulation of protein expression in Neisseria meningitidis.
Following his academic studies, Oliver worked at the pharmaceutical firm UCB. Whilst at UCB, he specialised in antibody discovery using phage display and developed assays to generate antibodies to several challenging targets.
After developing an interest in intellectual property, Oliver made the decision of studying for an MSc in Management of Intellectual Property at Queen Mary University of London and was awarded the Herchel Smith Scholarship in 2016/17.
Oliver joined Kilburn & Strode in October 2017 as a Technical Assistant.
During his first year as a trainee, Oliver spent 6 months on secondment at a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company where he gained valuable experience working in-house.