Emily Chittock


Emily joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2017 as a Trainee Patent Attorney. She graduated from Worcester College, University of Oxford with a first class Master’s degree in Biochemistry. Following this, she carried out her doctoral research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. She graduated magna cum laude, with her PhD degree awarded jointly by EMBL and the University of Heidelberg.

Emily specialised in Bionanotechnology and Membrane Transport Proteins during the final year of her undergraduate Master’s degree. Her final year project was in the pathology department, working on the characterisation of Complement Factor H related proteins 3 and 4, which are involved in activation of the innate immune system. She was awarded a scholarship for academic achievement in the first part of her final exams. Emily also carried out summer research internships in the biochemistry department, where she was involved in the development of a peptide tagging system.

After graduating, Emily undertook her doctoral studies at EMBL Heidelberg. Her work provided biochemical and structural insights into the function of the Polycomb Repressive Deubiquitinase complex.

Emily is a keen rower and has won medals in the British, German and European University Championships. She learnt German while completing her doctoral studies in Heidelberg and continues to improve her fluency through German literature, music and baking.


  • MBiochem (Oxford)
  • Dr. rer. nat. (PhD, University of Heidelberg and EMBL)
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • UPC Representative