Marc Wilkins
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.

Dr Helen Speirs
Deputy Director

Dr Helen Speirs

Dr Helen Speirs has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of genomics, including over a decade at the Ramaciotti Centre, which she has helped grow to a nationally and internationally recognised genomics facility. Helen completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, followed by postdoctoral positions investigating the genetics of hypertension. In Australia, she has held both postdoctoral and operations management positions at the University of Sydney before joining the Ramaciotti Centre in 2005, where she is now Deputy Director and Centre Manager. Her interests lie in developing genomics technologies and enabling research by making them accessible to the research community.

Professional Staff

Service Managers

Jackie Chan

Dr Jackie Chan

Sanger Sequencing & Other Technologies
Jason Koval

Jason Koval

Next Generation Sequencing – Illumina
Helena Mangs

Dr Helena Mangs

Next Generation Sequencing - Illumina
Tonia Russell

Tonia Russell

Next Generation Sequencing - PacBio

Research Officers

Erika Becker

Dr Erika Becker

Microarray & Other Technologies
Angela Chilton

Dr Angela Chilton

Next Generation Sequencing
Caitriona Murray

Dr Caitriona Murray

Next Generation Sequencing
Kristin North

Dr Kristin North

Micorarray & Other Technologies
Carolina Correa Ospina

Dr Carolina Correa Ospina

Next Generation Sequencing
Darshi Ramesh

Dr Darshi Ramesh

Next Generation Sequencing
Stefano Vecchiarelli

Stefano Vecchiarelli

Next Generation Sequencing

Dr Gurjeet Kohli

Next Generation Sequencing

Research Assistants

Kylie Cairns

Dr Kylie Cairns

Micorarray & Other Technologies
Scott Genner

Scott Genner

Next Generation Sequencing
Jessica Gurr

Dr Jessica Gurr

Next Generation Sequencing
Lisa Phan

Lisa Phan

Next Generation Sequencing & Sanger
Rhys Stark

Rhys Stark

Next Generation Sequencing
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Eurwin Suryana

Microarray & Sanger

Crystal Cui

Next Generation Sequencing

Melissa Rapadas

Next Generation Sequencing

Support Staff

Robin Heron

Robin Heron

IT Support Specialist
Keren Natalia

Keren Natalia

Quality Consultant
Abigail Teo

Abigail Teo

Administrative Officer