Amy Shaw

Technical Assistant

Amy joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2019 as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences Biotechnology group. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with first class honours in Natural Sciences, having pursued a particular interest in Developmental and Reproductive Biology during her degree.

Amy’s final year research project, based in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, focussed on generating genetic tools to study the mechanisms of leucocyte migration in vivo. This was achieved through the creation of a transgenic zebrafish system, which produces a toxin that inhibits actin dynamics upon the administration of a specific drug. The efficacy of this system was then evaluated under confocal microscopy. Amy was awarded several scholarships in recognition of her academic achievements.

In her free time, Amy is a keen rower, having represented Selwyn College whilst at Cambridge. She also enjoys travelling and sampling new cuisines, in her kitchen and abroad.


  • BA Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge)
  • CertIP Certificate in Intellectual Property Law