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Rachael Evans

Technical assistant

Trainee patent attorney

BSc (Hons)

Rachael joined Mathys & Squire in 2018 following completion of her PhD at the University of York. She works in the life sciences team and has a broad technical background in the biological sciences, in particular in the areas of microbiology, molecular biology and biotechnology.

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Expertise

Rachael has experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide, particularly in the fields of biotechnology, immunology and molecular biology. She also has good technical knowledge of microbiology, synthetic biology, biochemistry and genomics.

In particular, Rachael has technical experience covering a range of topics, from the functionality of whole bacterial communities to the structural and functional characteristics of bacterial secretion systems.

Academic

Rachael has a PhD in Mechanistic Biology from the University of York, during which she also spent time at the University of Sheffield. Her PhD research focused on the functionality of microbial communities and their industrial applications, and involved large scale experimental evolution and sequencing techniques.

Prior to her PhD, Rachael graduated from the University of Dundee with a first class honours degree in Microbiology. During a summer project competing in the iGEM competition and her honours project research, she developed a good working knowledge of synthetic biology and biochemistry. Research from both Rachael’s PhD and honours project has been published in high impact factor journals.

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