Senior Staff

Scientific and Business Development Team

Proteomics International has an unparalleled scientific and commercial team from a diverse range of backgrounds.  The team has skills in all aspects of protein chemistry encompassing the cutting edge of mass spectrometry to traditional methods and more.


Dr Richard Lipscombe (Managing Director)

Richard has extensive experience in analysing biomolecules by proteomics techniques, in particular mass spectrometry, including over 25 years research experience in academic and commercial organisations. As a founding Director and Managing Director of Proteomics International Richard has overseen the commercial and technical development of the organisation.  Previously he was Manager of the core Protein Analysis Facility at the University of Western Australia, following a post-doctoral position at the Institute for Child Health Research. He is company trained in the use of MALDI-TOF MS and LC/MS/MS (including TOF/TOFs and ion-traps), and further expertise/training in Edman sequencing, peptide synthesis, and robotics for proteomics.

1995 PhD (Immunology), University of London (Institute of Child Health)
1991 Certificate in Immunology, Kings College, University of London
1990 MA and BA (Chemistry), Corpus Christi College, Oxford University


Dr Scott Bringans  (Research Manager)

Scott is responsible for all Research areas within Proteomics International. This involves oversight of Biomarker discovery and development projects encompassing PromarkerD, PI’s predictive test for diabetic nephropathy. Alongside the biomarker research program is the development and implementation of novel methods for examining biological systems (particularly venoms) for discovery of novel therapeutic peptides where genomic/ proteomic information is unavailable or incomplete.   He also leads the development of new chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods for handling of complex biological samples for analysis and investigation.

Scott has a commercial background as proteomics scientist and mass spectrometry specialist at a New Zealand based R&D company, now part of AgResearch. This was preceded by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, USA, looking at bioactive protein isolation, purification and identification of both anti-cancer and anti-HIV leads from marine sources. Scott’s skills are wide ranging and include expertise with mass spectrometers, liquid chromatography, assay development and bioinformatic analysis.

2001  PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury
1997  BSc (Hons), Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury


Ms Andreja Livk (Contract Services Manager)

Andreja has more than 17 years of experience in protein and peptide chemistry, including characterisation of biosimilars and biologics. Her skill set encompasses a number of analytical methods, including the analysis of disulphide linked peptides, pegylation analysis, peptide mapping and de novo peptide sequencing. She has extensive experience with a wide range of mass spectrometry systems, liquid chromatography and N-terminal sequencing.

Andreja joined Proteomics International soon after incorporation. Presently, she is a leader of commercial projects in biosimilars and together with her team delivers Proteomics International biosimilars services to clients globally.

1997 MS, Biochemistry, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
1991 BSc, Chemical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Mr Chuck Morrison (Head of Business Development)

Chuck Morrison has over 36 years experience in life sciences, biotechnology, and diagnostic industries. Chuck has an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA from Boston University. He has held several management positions while at NEN Life Sciences and DuPont before focusing his last 15 years in Business Development at PerkinElmer. Chuck has successfully executed many licensing deals and several global acquisitions while in this role. Chuck is based in Massachusetts, USA and started working with the Company in May 2014.

MBA, Boston Universty, Massachusettes, USA


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