Abbie Fisher BSc, PhD
Abbie Fisher is an Associate in our Life Sciences & Chemistry group.
Abbie has experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to a wide variety of technologies in the life science, medical device and chemical sectors. Abbie has particular expertise in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology and microbiology. She is also a member of the firm’s cell and gene therapy, higher education and pharmaceutical subgroups.
Education & background
Abbie graduated with a first class honours degree and PhD from the University of Leicester and was awarded the AstraZeneca Physiology and Pharmacology prize for her undergraduate dissertation relating to the characterisation of ischaemic injury in neonates by electron microscopy.
During her PhD she published widely in the field of clinical mycology and respiratory medicine, working towards the development of diagnostic biomarkers of airway colonisation in relation to the clinical characteristics of asthma and COPD. She regularly presented her research nationally and internationally, and was the recipient of a number of awards for academic and research excellence. Postdoctoral research in oncology focused on the development of liquid biopsies for tracking progression of malignant melanoma using next-generation sequencing and digital PCR.
On a personal note...
Abbie has two young children and enjoys outdoor activities with her family. She particularly enjoys running and is a keen photographer when her hands are free.