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Christa van Veen

Christa van der Veen

Trainee patent attorney
I joined NLO in 2022 as a trainee patent attorney in the biotechnology team in The Hague. With my experience in a range of topics in molecular biology, I can advise you on your patent application from start to finish.


  • Antibody
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma
  • Gene therapy
  • Oligonucleotide
  • Plants

Prior to joining NLO, I successfully obtained a PhD at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, where I worked on Wnt signalling in cell migration and development. Throughout my PhD and studies, I have gained extensive experience in research in genetics, gene-editing, and molecular biology in both developmental biology and cancer.

I enjoy learning about new discoveries and techniques, and I realized that after my PhD I wanted to aid innovations in science. Therefore, I started my training to become a patent attorney to advise our clients to build their patent portfolio and to protect their inventions, while being among the first to learn about new inventions in biotechnology.

I enjoy learning about new discoveries and techniques

Education & training

  • PhD in Developmental and Molecular Biology, Hubrecht Institute, University of Utrecht (expected 2022)
  • MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology, Wageningen University (2017)