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Heather West PhD


Heather is an Associate in our Life Sciences & Chemistry group.

Since joining Withers & Rogers, Heather has gained experience in drafting and prosecuting UK and European patent applications relating to a wide variety of technologies in the life science and chemical sectors.

Education & background

Heather graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.  In her final year, Heather specialised in immunology and joined a lab group where she purified and tested novel vaccine candidates to protect against Malaria.

Heather continued her study at University College London and gained her PhD in Immunology.  Her research focused on characterising the immune disruption within the skin following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for the treatment of leukaemia.  She has authored and co-authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at an international conference in New York.

On a personal note...

Heather enjoys board games, murder mysteries, cocktail making and cheese, and is trying to teach herself millinery.  She loves long country walks and National Trust properties, and enjoys playing softball and badminton with her colleagues in the summer.