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.

Qualifications
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

 

Ms Jacqueline Gray (Chief Financial Officer)

Ms Gray is a chartered accountant and has more than 20 years’ executive experience in both Perth & London, driving the implementation of strategy, meaningful business reporting and a sound governance framework. She has served as the Chief Financial Officer for a range of ASX-listed and privately-owned businesses, managing revenues in excess of $100 million.

Ms Gray joins Proteomics International from digital marketing and ecommerce agency RooLife Group, having previously held senior leadership positions at Velpic, City Farmers, Morrison, Sungrid and the West Australian Community Foundation. She has also worked for global companies including the Economist Group, BBC Worldwide, HealthCare of Australia and Arthur Andersen.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Edith Cowan University
Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, Governance Institute of Australia.

 

Mr Vik Malik (Chief Commercialisation Officer)

Vik has more than 20 years’ experience in the life sciences and healthcare industries as a commercialisation expert and business strategy advisor for several multinational, growth-stage and startup medical device and diagnostics companies. He has been involved in the launch of numerous disruptive medical technologies, cutting-edge biotherapies, innovative healthcare IT solutions and customised business process outsourcing services to penetrate new and emerging markets.
Most recently, Mr Malik served as interim CEO and board director for surgical software startup ClaraSim Systems (USA), and has previously held senior leadership positions with IQVIA (IMS Health + Quintiles), BioFuse Medical, Deloitte Consulting – Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Ascension Orthopedics, as well as sales, marketing and business development roles at TissueLink Surgical, Serono Laboratories and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Marketing), Southern Illinois University, USA

 

Mr Chuck Morrison (Head of Business Development)

Chuck 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.

Qualifications
MBA, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

 

Dr Kerryn Garrett (Head of QA/QC)

Kerryn joined Proteomics International in 2019 bringing an extensive research background in various diseases including muscle and neurodegenerative disorders, eye disease, cancers (prostate, colon, breast, lung, gynaecological and melanoma), using a wide range of molecular and genetic technologies.  Her involvement in a diagnostic pathology service provider was to implement new technologies from research findings into routine diagnostic services providing patient management treatment decisions, and a strong engagement with clinical trial studies.

Kerryn’s background in the regulatory elements required for the translation of laboratory developed testing is strongly aligned with the focus of Proteomics International’s long-term visions for assay development and implementation worldwide. In addition, having provided technical assessor services to the accreditation agency NATA, she possesses a key set of expert skills that can be integrated into the management of the laboratory operations and overseeing the quality of laboratory output for both routine service provision and R&D project management.

Qualifications
2012 FFSc (RCPA) Fellowship Faculty of Science Royal College of Pathologists Australasia
1993 PhD University of Western Australia
1989 BSc (Hons) University of Western Australia
1988 BAppSc (Medical Laboratory Sciences) Curtin University

 

Dr Scott Bringans (Head of Research)

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.

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

 

Dr Pearl Tan (Head of Logistics)

Pearl is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the commercial delivery of PromarkerD and the Promarker™ pipeline. Pearl has extensive experience in management and research commercialisation. Her previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Proteomics International, Business Manager (PromarkerD), and leading the commercialisation of the patented 2-tag technology (used to measure oxidative stress). Pearl has a background in research and completed her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Western Australia. She has been with Proteomics International since 2013.

Qualifications
2013 PhD (Research), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UWA
2008 BSc with honours in Biochemistry, UWA, Australia
2007 BSc, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UWA, Australia

 

Dr Javed Khan (Business Manager – Analytical Services)

Javed has international commercial experience gained over 10 years in the life sciences industry.

With a PhD in Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences from Macquarie University, Javed joined Proteomics International as a computational proteomics specialist in 2013, before transitioning into Project Management/Business Development and was recently appointed Manager of the Company’s extensive Analytical Services business and portfolio.

Qualifications
2011 PhD (Computational Chemistry and Bioinformatics), Macquarie University, Australia
2007 MSc (Biotechnology), Macquarie University, Australia
2005 BSc (Biotechnology), University of Madras, India

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