Robert Cogger-Ward

Robert Cogger-Ward

Trainee Patent Attorney

A biology graduate, Robert’s technical expertise was honed during his PhD in microbiology at the University of Nottingham, where he worked towards an understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of adherent-invasive Escherichia coli and its role in the onset of Crohn’s Disease.

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



Biology, microbiology, genetics 


Robert studied biology at the University of Nottingham, gaining a first-class degree. His final-year project aimed to explore the role of an uncharacterised genome neighbourhood in the regulation of homologous recombination in the halophilic archaeon, Haloferax volcanii. 


MSci (Hons), PhD 


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