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Tanis Keirstead

Partner, European Patent Attorney


Tanis Keirstead
Tanis Keirstead

Tanis is in our life sciences patent team and works in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food & beverage sectors.

She focusses on:

  • vaccines,
  • viral vectors
  • therapeutic antibodies
  • microbiological processes
  • microbial engineering
  • diagnostics
  • personalised medicine
  • brewing processes especially soy sauce brewing

Tanis has a degree in Microbiology and Virology from the University of Warwick and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. Her PhD project focused on determination of amino acids of the PB1 sub-unit of the influenza virus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase involved in binding the promoter region of the viral genome segments.

Tanis joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2005, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2009. She joined the partnership in 2013.

t: +44 (0)1223 420383
e: tanis.keirstead@mewburn.com
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