Joel Beevers

Joel Beevers

Associate - Trainee Patent Attorney

Joel is a patent associate specialising in the life sciences, with experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.

He brings a strong background in research to the team, particularly in the area of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. During his undergraduate studies Joel undertook a year-long research placement at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, investigating the effects of a mutation that causes familial Parkinson’s disease. 

He returned to Parkinson’s for his postgraduate research at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre at the University of Oxford, before continuing with his DPhil research which utilised neurons generated from induced pluripotent stem cells to investigate the role of a common susceptibility gene for the disease. His research has been published and presented at significant scientific conferences.  

Joel joined Potter Clarkson in 2016 and works in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals team.

 

Specialisms

Life sciences: biotechnology and pharmaceuticals

Education

Joel obtained a first-class honours degree in biochemistry with industrial placement from the University of Leeds. He also holds an MSc in neuroscience and a DPhil in physiology, anatomy and genetics from the University of Oxford.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), MSc, DPhil

Awards & Recognition

During his undergraduate degree Joel won several awards, including best final year project in the biochemistry and biotechnology programmes and best final year student in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. 

Joel was awarded Moss Prize 2018 for highest aggregate mark in the Patent Examination Board UK and International Patent Law foundation examinations.

Interests

In his spare time, Joel enjoys researching his family history and is an accomplished pianist, violinist and choral singer. 

Languages

English, French