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Meet the Team

The core team at NBF is comprised of individuals spanning decades of successful translation of biologics research and development through to clinical and commercial outcomes.

The Brisbane Team

Dr. Martina Jones

Operations Manager
Martina has a PhD from The University of Queensland in engineered antibodies and is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Biopharmaceutical engineering. Martina works to assist researchers around Australia in using the NBF's capabilities for antibody discover,  protein manufacturing, and process development. 
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Ben Hughes

Facility Director

Kym Hoger  

Quality Management
Ben manages the NBF facility along side his role of Director of Strategic Development at Therapeutic Innovation Australia. 
Kym works closely with the team in quality and project management. She brings over 20 years of experience in Phase I enabling process development.
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Dr. Justin Goh 

Dr. Courtney McAleese

Dr. Greeshma Ratheesh

Upstream Processes
Upstream Processes
Upstream Processes
Greeshma has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and works at NBF as a Bioprocess Engineer in Upstream Processes.
Justin is a member of the upstream processing team and is skilled in several areas including molecular biology and protein expression.
Courtney works as a part of the Upstream Processes team and has a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. 

Alexander Wang

Upstream Processes
Alex works with NBF as an Upstream Bioprocess Engineer and has a Bachelor of Engineer (Hons) in chemical engineering.
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Dr Sathish Nadar

Downstream Processes
Sathish is a downstream process development expert having research and development experience of working in global Biopharmaceutical companies. He holds a PhD related to downstream bioprocessing from The University of Queensland.

Emily Chan

Downstream Processes
Emily has more than 10 yrs experience in biotechnology and bioprocessing with a passion for developing efficient quality processes. She has a keen interest in protein analytics, and is also experienced in protein expression and purification
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Dr. Christian Fercher 

Downstream Processes

Eve Radunz

Downstream Processes 
Christian has a PhD in structural biology and works as a Senior Research assistant in downstream processes. He is a valuable member of the team, with a range of experience and a sharp eye for high quality biologics.
Eve has a diverse background in Bioscience and brings a wealth of knowledge to our downstream, analytics, and quality management team. 
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Dr. Myllena Melo

Antibody Discovery
Myllena has a PhD in molecular biology and works with NBF in antibody discovery. 

Mallory Daleris

Downstream Processes 
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Karen Hughes

Yijing Chen 

Downstream Processes
Downstream Processes
As a research assistant in Downstream Processes, Yijing works with the DSP team, as well as in analytics. She has her master's in molecular biology. 
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Christina Dobson

Administration and Auditing
Christina runs the NBF social media, maintains the website, and does general day-to-day administrative work. She also does internal auditing. 

Nigel Zin 

Research Technician
Nigel is a diligent research technician, keeping our equipment running and maintained to minimise down time in the lab. He also helps with internal auditing.
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