Kayden Xie
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Kayden Xie

Trainee Patent Attorney

Kayden joined J A Kemp in 2021 as a trainee patent attorney and is based in the firm’s Oxford office.

Kayden studied Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) at the University of Cambridge, achieving the highest mark in his third-year cohort. His BA research project took place at the Gurdon Institute, where he established an immunofluorescence protocol for an epithelial cell line and studied the link between filopodia biogenesis and membrane trafficking. For his MSci, Kayden investigated how genomic RNA structures and sequences of coronaviruses contribute to viral assembly. Using a technique called XL-SHAPE, he mapped the RNA sites to which the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein binds and the RNA structural changes that occur upon binding. He presented this research at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference. During his studies, Kayden also undertook a summer research placement at the University of Tokyo as part of the Amgen Scholars Programme, where he investigated the effect of a small-molecule drug on insulin signalling and presented his findings at a symposium held at the National University of Singapore.