Mascha is a European Patent Attorney with a scientific background in (molecular) biology and is responsible for managing the WUR patent portfolio and providing advice regarding patentability, knowledge transfer and licensing. In previous positions as Patent Attorney at Bayer CropScience and Danone-Nutricia, Mascha gained extensive experience in patent management and providing IP advice regarding e.g. patentability, 3rd party IP rights and IP aspects of agreements in the fields of (agricultural) biotechnology and medical foods. Mascha’s scientific background involves a master and PhD in Biology from the Radboud University Nijmegen (dept. Cell biology), followed by a post-doc at the VIB/Ghent University (center for Medical Biotechnology).