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Director – Professor Marc Wilkins

Marc has over 20 years of experience in ‘omics’ research, and in the establishment and use of high technology facilities. He has co-founded two biotechnology companies, has 7 years of full-time experience in industry and 5 years’ experience as a non-executive company director. He has a career total of >140 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has edited 2 books. His current research interests are the dynamics of protein interaction networks and the understanding of complex phenotypes by use of next-generation sequencing. Marc directs two initiatives at UNSW: the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics and the Systems Biology Initiative.

Deputy Director/Centre Manager – Dr Helen Speirs

Helen has worked in the field of genomics for 20 years and has been at the Ramaciotti Centre for the past 10 years. Her interests lie in developing genomic technologies and enabling research by making them accessible to the research community. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Australasian Genomic Technologies Association (AGTA)


Professional Staff

Illumina Sequencing                                                              PacBio Sequencing   
Dr Helena Mangs                                                                      Tonia Russell
Jason Koval 

Micorarray Services                                                               Sanger Sequencing
Dr Erika Becker                                                                        Dr Jackie Chan

Fluidigim Services                                                                   IT
Dr Kristin North                                                                         Robin Heron

NGS Support Staff
Dr Carolina Correa
Dr Zena Kassir
Dr Darshi Ramesh
Dr Alper Yasar
Angela Chilton
Stefano Vecchiarelli

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