Graeme Boocock specializes in drafting and prosecution of patent applications relating to all areas of the life sciences, molecular biology and biotechnology. He is a patent agent at the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Graeme also counsels clients on patenting strategies, and assists clients with managing their patent portfolios internationally.
Graeme conducted his doctoral research while based at The Hospital for Sick Children (University of Toronto), and received his PhD in 2006. His doctoral research culminated in the discovery of the gene that is mutated in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome, an inherited disease associated with bone marrow failure, leukemia risk and varied developmental issues. Graeme then worked for three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. Past research activities have focused on human genetics, functional studies in model systems, protein engineering and synthetic biology.