Amanda specialises in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry, biotechnology and polymer science. She has experience working with both local and international clients including research institutes and universities, as well as leading global pharmaceutical companies. Amanda has a research background in the fields of organic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, and has additionally gained formal qualifications in commercialisation. She enjoys working closely with clients, tailoring IP strategies to achieve the best commercial outcome.
Amanda's PhD studies spanned a number of key disciplines including synthetic, macromolecular, bio and analytical chemistry. During the course of her studies, she designed and synthesised a series of novel fluorescent chemosensors and examined their physicochemical properties in biological systems. She also prepared a range of nucleoside-based enzyme inhibitors. Results from her research have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Additionally, a collaboration with CSIRO enabled her to concurrently work in the world-renowned Ian Wark laboratories at CSIRO, Clayton.
Since leaving the laboratory, Amanda has completed a Master of Intellectual Property at University of Melbourne. Amanda is qualifed as both a patent attorney and a trade marks attorney.