Sophie Knott

Sophie Knott

Patent Scientist

Centre de Londres

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
  • Biochimie
  • Sciences de la vie
  • Chimie organique
  • Biologie moléculaire
  • Dispositifs médicaux
  • Biotechnologie
  • Proteomics
  • Recombinant DNA technology

Key contributor to our Life Sciences & Healthcare Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

Financial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms, combined Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Food & Healthcare awards - 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 & 2024

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