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

Alexander Wang

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

Emily Chan

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

Eve Radunz

Downstream Processes 
Eve has a diverse background in Bioscience and brings a wealth of knowledge to our downstream, analytics, and quality management team. 

Mallory Daleris


Karen Hughes

Technology Transfer Manager
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Dr. Myllena Melo

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

Downstream Processes/Analytics

Nigel Zin 

Research Technician/Systems controller

Alex Pinder

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.
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. 

Mai Niamsuphap 

Upstream Processes 

Craig Armitage

Downstream Processes
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