Robert Cogger-Ward

Robert Cogger-Ward

Associate - Patents

With an expertise in microbiology and genetics honed at several institutions, Rob brings broad and inter-disciplinary technical knowledge to his clients at Potter Clarkson.

Rob’s undergraduate final year project aimed to explore the role of an uncharacterised genome neighbourhood in the regulation of homologous recombination in the model halophilic archaeon, Haloferax volcanii.

During his PhD, Rob worked towards an understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of adherent-invasive Escherichia coli and its role in the onset of Crohn’s Disease. As part of his studies, Rob also undertook a three-month placement at the University of Leeds, where he worked to optimise a precision assay for the identification of next-generation antibiotic candidates.

Rob joined Potter Clarkson in September 2019 and works in the biotechnology team.



Microbiology, genetics, molecular diagnostics, synthetic biology


Rob obtained a first-class MSci (Hons) degree in biology and a PhD in microbiology from the University of Nottingham.


MSci (Hons), PhD 


Rob enjoys cycling, attending concerts and gigs, the opera and reading.