I joined the D Young & Co patent team in 2015 and have a strong technical background in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields.
Since joining the firm I have gained experience in the prosecution of UK, European and foreign patent applications for a variety of clients, including multinational organisations, SMEs and academic institutions.
Prior to joining D Young & Co I worked in the laboratories of multinational pharmaceutical companies, where I was involved in the synthesis of new target molecules for a range of therapeutic areas.
I carried out my doctoral research in organometallic chemistry at the University of Bristol. My research focused on the development of novel, palladium catalysed C-H functionalisation reactions for the synthesis of small organic molecules. In addition to this, I investigated the mechanisms underpinning these reactions both experimentally and computationally in order to understand the factors controlling their regioselectivity.
During my doctoral research I was awarded a JSPS fellowship to conduct research at Kyoto University, Japan. I have also published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented my research at international conferences.
- MChem in Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Heriot-Watt University.
- PhD in Chemistry, Bristol Chemical Synthesis Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Bristol (part funded by Vertex Pharmaceuticals).
- Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London 2017.
- Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
- "Palladium Catalysed Ortho Arylation of Carbamate Protected Estrogens", Robin B. Bedford, Peter B. Brenner, Steven J. Durrant, Timothy Gallagher, Carolina Me?dez-Gálvez and Michelle Montgomery, J. Org. Chem. doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00532.
- "Catalyst Switchable Regiocontrol in the Direct Arylation of Remote C-H Groups in Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines", Robin B. Bedford, Steven J. Durrant, and Michelle Montgomery, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502150.
- <"Remarkable Ligand Effect of P(2-MeOC6H4)3 on Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Arylation", Masayuki Wakioka, Yuki Nakamura†, Michelle Montgomery, and Fumiyuki Ozawa, Organometallics, 2015, 34 (1), pp 198–205.