Trainee patent attorney
Ruben van Heck (PhD)
Trainee patent attorney

Career
Ruben van Heck studied Molecular Life Sciences (BSc) and Bioinformatics (MSc, cum laude) at Wageningen University. Hereafter, he continued at the same university for his doctoral studies at the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology. His PhD research regarded the use of mathematical models to describe, study, and re-design the metabolism of micro-organisms. He continued his PhD research during a directly following post-doc. As of November 2017 he works at EDP Patent Attorneys as a trainee patent attorney.

Personality
Ruben is completely in his element when he has a concrete challenge to tackle. He enjoys studying all aspects of a case in order to determine the best approach to provide the best possible service for the client.

Publications and Memberships
Ruben is a co-author of eleven publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. During his academic career, he regularly shared his research via posters and oral presentations at conferences

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