Andreas Hänsele

Technical Assistant

Andreas joined Carpmaels & Ransford’s Life Sciences team in 2020 as a Trainee Patent Attorney. He read Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford (Brasenose College), graduating with an MBiochem (First Class) in 2016 and winning the Gibbs Book Prize in finals. Andreas then completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford (Lincoln College) on a Clarendon Scholarship.

His doctoral research focused on the centrosome, the microtubule-organising centre in many dividing animal cells. Andreas used in vitro techniques such as X-ray crystallography and multi-angle light scattering to determine the 3D atomic structure and function of protein domains involved in centrosome formation. His and his colleagues’ research was published in the high-impact journal Cell. During his DPhil, Andreas represented his fellow students as president of the Graduate Student Association at his department and held various positions on the Clarendon Council. He also tutored undergraduates in subjects such as bioenergetics and biophysics.

In his spare time, Andreas enjoys working out at the gym and eating good food. He also loves playing football and closely follows the Bundesliga.


  • MBiochem (University of Oxford)
  • DPhil, Pathology (University of Oxford)