“As a company owner myself, I know first-hand the IP challenges facing businesses and can use this insight in a meaningful way to help clients”

Renee graduated from Monash University and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Burnet Institute, with experience in HIV and complement proteases. She is the recipient of the Stuart Stone medal (highest ranked Honours, Biochemistry Department – Monash University), a Peter Doherty Fellow and co-author of 13 peer reviewed publications including Nature, Retrovirology and Blood. 

After completing commercialisation training in the Molecules to Medicine programme, Dr White developed a passion for bridging the gap between researchers and industry with an aim to drive global translational research outcomes. This continues to be one of her drivers as a patent attorney, to assist a wide range of clients, from large corporations to universities and small spin-out companies, to capitalise on their cutting-edge technology. 

Renee has a deep technical understanding in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, stem cells, biomarkers and immunology, including antibody technologies. During her PhD, Renee investigated the molecular mechanism of complement proteases and their immune complexes. Renee also has expertise in recombinant protein production, enzyme kinetics and medical diagnostics.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry) - Monash University
  • Master of Intellectual Property - The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Immunology) (Honours) - Monash University
  • Registered Trade Mark and Patent Attorney (Australia and New Zealand)