Max joined the Chemistry team at Carpmaels & Ransford in 2022 as a Trainee Patent Attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Max received a first class Master’s degree in Chemistry from St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and spent a further year as a research assistant at the University, under the supervision of Professor Stuart Conway.
Max’s final year research project focused on the synthesis and evaluation of hypoxia activated PROTACs (bifunctional degraders) targeting BRD4, as a novel cancer therapy. This work led to an extra year of research in the field of hypoxia, where Max developed profluorophores used to establish the distribution and localisation of NI-panobinostat, a pre-clinical candidate used to treat solid tumours.
Max was awarded several prizes throughout his degree, including the Gibbs prize for receiving the highest mark in his year for Inorganic Chemistry finals, the Lois Vernon prize, and a Crankstart scholarship.
Outside of the office Max can be found playing football or squash, and relaxes in the evening by playing the classical guitar.
- MChem Chemistry (University of Oxford)