Technical Assistant London
Profile of Chris Weekes

I joined the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical team at D Young & Co in 2022. My background is primarily in molecular biology and biochemistry, with experience in immunology and immunotherapy.

Since joining the firm, I have been introduced to a range of areas of patent law, including drafting, prosecution and opposition. This has covered a diverse range of clients and fields of bioscience, and I’ve carried out work on gene editing, vaccines, immunotherapies and many more, for small start-ups through to large multinational corporations.

I completed my undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences in Cambridge, before undertaking a PhD in Biochemistry at Imperial College London. My research focused on the mechanism of DNA replication initiation, utilising engineered protein constructs in combination with mass spectrometry and genomic techniques. I also spent time in the clinical trials space prior to my PhD working on projects related to cancer immunotherapy data.

Qualifikationen

  • BA Natural Sciences (Biochemistry), University of Cambridge, 2016. MSci Natural Sciences (Biochemistry), University of Cambridge, 2017. PhD in Biochemistry (Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Replication Initiation), Imperial College London, 2022.

Mitgliedschaften

  • Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).