Carsten is a part-qualified patent attorney. During his PhD concerned with meiotic recombination among plant disease resistance genes, which was supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Carsten enjoyed collaborating with his industrial sponsor, Syngenta, and worked at a doubled-haploid plant breeding facility there.
Carsten joined J A Kemp LLP as a trainee patent attorney in 2014. His focus is on inventions in the fields of plant science, agriculture, and microbiology, including CRISPR/Cas9 technology, plant disease resistance genes and effectors, insecticidal proteins and entomopathogens, transformation and genotyping methodologies, and silage inoculants. Carsten also has experience in dealing with plant variety rights. He is a fluent German speaker.