Jonathan joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2016 as a trainee patent attorney in the Life Sciences group. He graduated top of his college at the University of Oxford with a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, specialising in Virology and Immunology. Following this, Jonathan remained at Oxford to pursue a DPhil in Biochemistry and in his final year, he was awarded the BTP Fellowship in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Pembroke College.
During his Master’s project, Jonathan joined a research group investigating the alternative protein isoforms of a histone methyltransferase and their roles in epigenetic regulation. His DPhil project then went on to focus on alternative RNA processing and its contribution to modulating gene expression in various human cell lines. During his DPhil, he was heavily involved in both the set-up and running of a new high-throughput DNA sequencing facility in the University of Oxford’s Biochemistry Department, which was subsequently used in his, and many others, research. Combining transcriptome-wide analysis with individual gene studies allowed the identification of different post-transcriptional regulatory pathways active in different cell lines, as well as highlighting the pervasiveness of these mechanisms, using bioinformatic approaches. Data generated during Jonathan’s project were published in Genome Research in 2015.
During his spare time, Jonathan is a passionate triathlete (but reluctant swimmer), having competed in several Iron-distance events over the past few years.
- DPhil in Biochemistry (Oxford)
- MBiochem (Oxford)