Johan is a European and UK Patent Attorney and has worked in the Biotechnology and Life Sciences team since 2018. He handles patent applications across a wide variety of technical fields, in particular relating to T-cell, CAR cell and other cell-based therapies, the modulation of the microbiome, plant treatments, synthetic biology and antibodies.
Johan works drafts and prosecutes patent applications for a number of technology transfer organisations and early stage spin out companies. Johan also enjoys working with larger organisations and prosecutes patent families across numerous jurisdictions.
As part of his PhD at the University of Oxford, Johan used a variety of biophysical and cellular techniques to study the host cell pathways that viruses use during an infection. Johan obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Warwick, during which he achieved top of his year in each of his three years of study, and also spent an industrial placement year at the pharmaceutical company, Novartis.
Johan became an associate in 2023 and is based in our Oxford office.