Dr Sophie Knott

Patent Scientist
Patent Group

London Central

  • Patents
  • PhD Biochemistry, University College London and Birkbeck Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry BSc (1st Class Honours), Queen Mary University of London

Sophie Knott specialises in the field of life sciences, with a focus on biochemistry, organic chemistry and biotechnology.

Prior to joining Murgitroyd, Sophie worked in business development for a medical technology start-up, where her role focused on expanding business into the US healthcare market. She also ran the London branch of a life sciences business interest group.

Sophie achieved an industrial CASE PhD in biochemistry, with a thesis exploring the structural and computational characterisation of protelomerases for application in synthetic biology.

While undertaking her BSc in biochemistry, Sophie was awarded the Whittingham Prize for outstanding academic achievement. As part of her studies, she completed two independent research projects, including one focused on electrophysiology.

Sophie joined Murgitroyd in 2022.


  • Knott, SE. Milsom, SA. Rothwell, PJ (2019) The Unusual Linear Plasmid Generating System of Prokaryotes; Bacteriophages – Biology and Applications, Intech Open DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.86882
  • Austerschmidt, L. Khan, A. Plant, D. Richards, E. Knott, S. Baker, M. (2020) The effects of temperature on the biophysical properties of optic nerve F-fibres, Scientific Reports

Core Expertise: Biochemistry, life sciences, organic chemistry, molecular biology, medical devices, biotechnology, proteomics, recombinant DNA technology

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