Dr Sandra Lepthien
Sandra Lepthien studied biochemistry at the University of Hanover and Hannover Medical School, finishing her studies in 2005. She did her thesis in a collaborative project between Prof. Dietmar Manstein at the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Hanover and Prof. Luis Moroder’s Bioorganic Chemistry Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried in the field of protein engineering with non-natural amino acids. She continued this research in the field of synthetic biology during her doctoral thesis in a junior research group led by Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Huber at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry and obtained her doctorate from the Technical University of Munich in 2008. Her work was awarded the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Junior Research Award for Outstanding Research in Chemistry in 2009.
In 2009, she joined a large German patent attorney firm as a patent attorney candidate and received her licence to practise as a patent attorney in 2013. In the same year, she was also admitted as a representative before the European Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. She has been working as a patent attorney at Hamm&Wittkopp since 2017.