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Peter Matthews

Trainee Patent Attorney

Peter joined J A Kemp as a trainee patent attorney in 2022 and is based in the firm’s Cambridge office.

Peter graduated with an MSci degree in Pharmacology from the University of Bristol. During his undergraduate studies he completed a research placement year where he investigated the mechanisms underlying seizure initiation and propagation.

Peter then completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge, conducting his research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Here, he studied the molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission, responsible for information transfer and storage in the brain. His work provided him with technical experience in electrophysiology, confocal microscopy and proximity-labelling mass spectrometry.

Prior to joining the firm Peter worked as a scientist at a biotech company in Cambridge, specialising in the discovery of ion channel modulators to treat various central nervous system disorders.