Sam Bailey

Trainee Patent Attorney

Sam graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in biochemistry from the University of Manchester in 2014. Following his undergraduate degree Sam completed a PhD in structural biology at the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology. His research focused on understanding the structure-function relationship of novel enzymes with potential uses in the production of biofuels and bioplastics. As such Sam has experience working in structural biology, enzymology and analytical chemistry. As part of his PhD Sam also spent time at his industrial sponsor, a large multinational oil and gas company, working closely with their in-house R&D team. Alongside his studies Sam carried out a fellowship with the University of Manchester tech transfer office, gaining valuable experience in technologies as far reaching as graphene and optics.


PhD. Structural Biology – The University of Manchester (2019)
BSc. (Hons) Biochemistry – The University of Manchester (2014)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) – student member.

The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) - student member.

Selected Publications

The role of conserved residues in Fdc decarboxylase in prenylated flavin mononucleotide oxidative maturation, cofactor isomerization, and catalysis” 

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Biologics
  • Healthcare
  • Patents

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