The Biomolecular Discovery and Design Research Centre sits across seven departments, with the Management Committee based in the Department of Molecular Sciences. Membership of the centre is focused on collaboration across departments and faculties through individuals who can contribute to achieving the aims of the Centre.
The Science Advisory Board meets bi-annually. Members include:
- Mr Andrew Gilbert, BioPlatforms Australia (Chair)
- Dr Brad Walsh, CEO Minomic
- Professor Marc Wilkins, Director of Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, UNSW.
Director, Biomolecular Discovery and Design
Distinguished Professor Nicki Packer
Formerly Executive Vice President of the biotechnology company Proteome Systems, Nicki was part of the team that set up the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility at Macquarie. She is a senior editor of Proteomics and holds several patents in glycobiology.
Deputy Director, Biomolecular Discovery and Design
Distinguished Professor Ian Paulsen
An expert in genomics, Ian worked for several years as an investigator for the Institute for Genomic Research in the US, where he led the sequencing of many microbial genomes. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and holds a NSW Life Science Research Award at Macquarie.
Professor Helena Nevalainen
Helena is an experienced research manager, and has worked in the biotechnology industry on strain and product development. She has also researched for multinational biotech companies in the US and Finland.
Professor Paul Haynes
Before joining Macquarie, Paul pursued a research career in the US, including working at the Rockefeller University in New York, and as Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. In 2006 he took up a New South Wales Government Biofirst Fellowship.
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Morten Thaysen-Andersen
Morten obtained his PhD in analytical glycobiology in 2009 from University of Southern Denmark. He has since been awarded several postdoctoral fellowships at Macquarie University with funding from the Danish and Australian Research Council and Cancer Institute NSW.
Lecturer, DECRA Fellow
Dr Sasha Tetu
Sasha is a molecular microbiologist and DECRA Fellow at Macquarie University. Her research utilises a variety of 'omics' techniques to better understand the biology of microorganisms involved in disease, industrial and agricultural processes.
|Professor Brian Atwell||Dept of Biological Sciences (Biology)|
|Associate Professor Andrew Barron||Biology|
|Associate Professor Paul Beggs||Dept of Environmental Sciences|
|Emeritus Professor Peter Bergquist||MQMS|
|Dr Louise Brown||MQMS|
|Associate Professor Jennifer Cornish||Department of Psychology|
|Professor Roger Chung||Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS)|
|Professor Yves De Deene||Department of Engineering|
|Dr Alfonso Garcia-Bennett||MQMS|
|Professor Michael Gillings||Biology|
|Associate Professor Ann Goodchild||FMHS - ASAM|
|Professor Gilles Guillemin||FMHS - ASAM|
|Dr Jennifer Hallinan||Biology|
|Associate Professor Grant Hose||Biology|
|Dr Paul Jaschke||MQMS|
|Associate Professor Bridget Mabbutt||MQMS|
|Professor David Raftos||Biology|
|Professor Shoba Ranganathan||MQMS|
|Dr Georgy Sofronov||Department of Statistics|
|Associate Professor Anwar Sunna||MQMS|
|Dr Sasha Tetu||MQMS|
|Dr Morten Thaysen-Andersen||MQMS|
|Professor Robert Willows||MQMS|