Molly Lightowler

Molly Lightowler

Trainee Patent Attorney

Molly joined Potter Clarkson in 2022, bringing a strong academic research background to the chemistry team.

As part of her master’s degree at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Molly undertook a year-long industrial placement at the Helleday Laboratory, Sweden, working with early drug discovery processes in the medicinal chemistry team.

For her final-year research project, she designed zeolite-polymer composites for use as antibacterial coatings for medical devices.

Molly then moved back to Sweden to complete a PhD in inorganic chemistry at Stockholm University, where she studied polymorphism in pharmaceuticals using electron diffraction.



Pharmaceuticals, polymorphism, crystallography


Molly obtained a first-class integrated master’s degree in medicinal chemistry from the University of St Andrews and later completed a PhD in inorganic chemistry at Stockholm University.


MSci (Hons), PhD


Molly enjoys live music, camping and watching TV shows in Swedish to improve her language skills (preferably with a glass of whisky!).


English, Swedish