Andrew Wu

Technical Assistant

Andrew joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2019 as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences group. He graduated with a first-class degree in Biochemistry from University College London (UCL). Following this, Andrew pursued a PhD at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL, specialising in Molecular Biology and Genetics.

During his PhD, Andrew investigated how aberrant transcription of non-coding DNA is limited around regulatory regions of the genome, using budding yeast as a model system. Andrew integrated genetic, genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic approaches to identify that a key transcription factor represses divergent non-coding transcription at gene promoters to confer promoter directionality. These findings were published in the journal Molecular Cell. Andrew also enjoyed taking part in science outreach and undertook work experience in publishing at Springer Nature during his postgraduate studies.

During his final year project at UCL, Andrew explored the signalling functions of tight junction transmembrane proteins in epithelial cells. He also spent a summer characterising the structural properties of large eukaryotic protein complexes at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (UCL/Birkbeck).

Outside of the office, Andrew loves to play basketball, cycle, and snowboard. He also enjoys traveling and exploring new places through local cuisines.

Qualifications

  • BSc Biochemistry (University College London)
  • PhD (The Francis Crick Institute / University College London)