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Marcel Reuter

Marcel Reuter

Dutch patent attorney
I joined NLO in January 2018. My work focuses on protecting innovations in nutrition, food technology and organic chemistry. Previously, I worked as a researcher, as an editor for a publisher of scientific journals and for a law firm.


  • Chemistry
  • Food
  • Oppositions
  • Pharma

This range of perspectives means I can quickly and effectively identify the needs of clients from wide-ranging backgrounds and businesses.

I studied chemistry, graduating with distinction and specializing in physical chemistry. My academic background has provided me with an understanding of various chemistry-related research areas, including microscopy and imaging, image analysis, fluorescence, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry and protein-DNA analyses. I know the challenges in an intercultural and interdisciplinary environment inside out.

Thanks to my (almost) perfect German, English and Dutch, I can quickly find the right way of communication with every individual client.


  • Diploma in Chemistry, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 2006
  • PhD in Chemistry, Edinburgh University, UK, 2010
  • Training as a patent attorney, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 2019


  • Reuter M et al., J Cell Biol. 207, 599-613, 2014, BRCA2 diffuses as oligomeric clusters with RAD51 and changes mobility after DNA damage in live cells
  • Reuter M & Dryden DT, Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 403, 225-229, 2010, The kinetics of YOYO-1 intercalation into single molecules of double-stranded DNA
  • Reuter M et al., Biophys Chem. 144, 27-37, 2009, Poly-l-lysines and poly-l-arginines induce leakage of negatively charged phospholipid vesicles and translocate through the lipid bilayer upon electrostatic binding to the membrane