Emily Nikolic


Emily joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2011 as a trainee patent attorney after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a first class degree in Natural Sciences (Pathology).  She received the Laurie Hart Memorial Prize for academic excellence from Girton College in her final year in addition to annual college prizes and scholarships.

Emily remained in Cambridge for post-graduate research after being awarded a studentship for the Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Infection and Immunity. She undertook rotation projects in parasitology, molecular virology and biochemistry, followed by doctoral research into the mechanism of ribosomal frameshifting, a strategy used by certain viruses to generate specific shifts into alternative open reading frames during protein synthesis. This included a study of the effects of frameshifting on ribosome structure using cryo-electron microscopy, in collaboration with the University of Oxford.


  • MA Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge)
  • PhD (University of Cambridge)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • CertIP Certificate in Intellectual Property Law