Dr Laura Riggall is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, having originally joined the publication under the auspices of its writing scheme. She has obtained a PhD in Medical Imaging (Neuroscience) at University College London’s EPSRC CDT in Medical Imaging and the Francis Crick Institute. Her research focused on using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate different metabolites in the brain to develop new biomarkers of Huntington’s disease. Previously, she obtained an MRes in Experimental Neuroscience from Imperial College London, and a BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences (Industrial) from the University of Leeds, which included a placement year at GSK. She has now embarked on a career in intellectual property law and is currently a trainee patent attorney at Dehns, London.
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