|Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney|
|Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorney|
|Accredited Consultant Qualified Person (Plant Breeder's Rights)|
|Qualification||Institution||Year of Completion|
|Master of Intellectual Property||University of Technology Sydney||2016|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry)||University of Queensland||2011|
|Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation||University of Queensland||2010|
|Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)||University of Queensland||2006|
Postdoctoral Research Experience
|Position||Organisation/Institution||Date of Tenure|
|Postdoctoral fellow||Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (Tuebingen, Germany)||2012-2014|
|Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia||Member|
|Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand||Member|
|Asian Patent Attorneys Association||Member|
|International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)||Pharma and Biotech Standing Committee|
Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Specifications
|PCT Publication Number||Title of Application|
|WO2018/232467||Adoptive T cell therapy 2|
|WO2019/113061||Compositions and methods for modulating gene expression|
|WO2020/041835||Compositions and processes for producing vitamin K|
|WO2020/106351||Increasing gene expression|
|WO2020/186313||Liposomes and uses thereof|
|WO2020/037376||Compositions and methods for reducing bacterial aggregation|
|WO2020/163017||DNA binding proteins and uses thereof|
Selected Publications - Scientific
|Brosnan, Mitter, Christie et al. (2007) “Nuclear gene silencing directs reception of long-distance mRNA silencing in Arabidopsis” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104(37): 14741-14746|
|Paungfoo-Lonhienne, Lonhienne, Rentsch, Robinson, Christie et al. (2008) “Plants can use protein as a nitrogen source without assistance from other organisms” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105(11): 4524-4529|
|Christie et al. (2011) “Intron splicing suppresses RNA silencing in Arabidopsis” 68: 159-167|
|Christie and Carroll (2011) “SERRATE is required for intron suppression of RNA silencing in Arabidopsis” Plant Sig. Behav. 6(12): 2035-2037|
|Christie et al. (2011) “RNA decay and RNA silencing in plants: competition or collaboration?” Front. Plant Sci. 2: 99|
|Karlsson, Christie et al. (2015) “KH domain protein RCF3 is a tissue-biased regulator of the plant miRNA biogenesis cofactor HYL1” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112(45): 14096-101|
|Christie, Lang et al. (2018) “A Role for the F-Box Protein HAWAIIAN SKIRT in Plant miRNA Function” Plant Phys. 176(1): 730-741|
|Lange, Ndecky, Gomez-Diaz, Pflieger, Butel, Zumsteg, Kuhn, Piermaria, Chicher, Christie et al. (2019) “RST2 and RIPR connect the cytosolic RNA exosome to the Ski complex in Arabidopsis” Nature Comm. 10: 3871|
Experience and Technical Background
Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:
- Strategic IP advice
- Patent drafting
- Patent prosecution
- Patent opposition and litigation
- Validity and infringement advice
- Pharmaceutical patent term extensions
- Plant breeder’s rights
Primary patent practice areas by technology:
- Genetics and genomics
- Protein engineering
- Plant biotechnology
A. General technical areas:
- Genetics and genomics
- Molecular biology
B. Honours research:
- Examined long distance movement of RNA in organisms and developed a model for studying the systemic spread of gene silencing.
- Developed a business plan for the commercialisation of genetically modified rootstocks.
- Awarded University Medal for Academic Excellence in biotechnology.
C. PhD research:
- Examined the role that intron splicing plays in regulating gene expression.
- Developed a rational approach to transgene construct design.
- Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence.
D. Postdoctoral research:
- Undertook two forward genetic screens to identify genes regulating miRNA biogenesis and activity.
- High throughput gene mapping using short-read DNA sequencing.
- Novel gene identification and characterization.