Irina Demina

Associate - Patent

Irina Demina is Associate specialising in the field of Biotechnology and Life Sciences. Irina successfully defended her Ph. D. in molecular plant-microbe interactions in 2013, wherein she identified marker genes for different stages of cell differentiation in the symbiotic plant organs. Prior to joining Awa in 2018, Irina was working as a postdoctoral scientist in cell and developmental biology at the John Innes Centre in England. At the same time, driven by her interest in patent drafting and prosecution, Irina completed a postgraduate programme in IP law at Brunel University London.

Contact information

Visiting address:

Matrosgatan 1
211 18 Malmö, Sweden

Practice areas

  • Analyses & searches
  • Patent, prosecution

Industry expertise

  • Chemistry
  • Food & beverage
  • Life sciences
  • Pharma
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Prior experience

  • Postdoctoral Scientist in Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, UK, 2014-2016
  • Research Scientist in Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2013-2014
  • Doctoral Candidate in Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions, Stockholm University, 2008-2013


  • Russian
  • English
  • Swedish


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University London, England, 2016
  • Ph.D. Plant Physiology, Stockholm University, Sweden, 2008-2013
  • Diploma in Biology (M. Sc. equivalent), Syktyvkar State University, Russia, 2003-2008
  • M.Sc. courses in Plant Molecular Biology and Plant-Microbe Interactions, University of Tromsø, Norway, 2007