Emma Powell

Technical Assistant

Trainee Patent Attorney

MBio, PhD

Emma joined as a Technical Assistant at Mathys & Squire after completing her MBio degree at the University of Warwick and her PhD in developmental neuroscience at the Francis Crick Institute.

Emma has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide in the sectors of biotechnology, life sciences and food & beverage. This has included performing patent work in relation to antibody therapeutics, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, gene therapy and neurotoxins.

Emma also completed a placement year at a pharmaceutical company where she was involved in the development of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of immunological diseases.

Emma’s academic experience has provided her with a strong background in molecular cell biology and neuroscience. She received a first class MBio degree from the University of Warwick. For her master’s project, she researched into the regulation of autophagy in fruit flies, with her contributions to the research being published here.

She also studied for a PhD at the Francis Crick Institute and was awarded her doctorate by King’s College London. Her PhD research focused on the underlying mechanisms involved in neural circuit formation in the fruit fly visual system. During her PhD, Emma had the opportunity to attend a developmental neuroscience course and present her research at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.

Emma is co-author of the protocol “Flybow to Dissect Circuit Assembly in the Drosophila Brain: An Update” published in the book Brain Development.

Emma holds a certificate in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London.

Emma is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).