Key Team Members
BCom in Statistics (Operations Research)
Managing Director, Co-Founder
Robert has over 15 years of commercial experience with various roles leading marketing, media, and analytical teams. He brings technical solutions to real-world success. His passion for the MAS technology has seen Gondwana Genomics evolve from leading-edge research into the successful adoption of genomic selection in our customer’s breeding programs. He is also a non-executive director and the Deputy Chair of CHOICE, Australia’s independent consumer association.
DR BALA THUMMA
BSc, MSc and PhD in Plant Genetics, UQ
Bala joined CSIRO in 2001 and his research has led to the development of the CSIRO marker technology that is licensed to Gondwana Genomics. His strong technical leadership has resulted in the new ‘target genotyping by sequencing method’ being developed at Gondwana Genomics.
Currently, he is steering several projects aimed at implementing genomic selection in breeding programs.
Business Administration Manager
Sam started with Gondwana Genomics in 2018 as the Business Administration Manager. She has over a decade’s worth of experience in business administration and office management within small to medium enterprises.
Sam is currently responsible for supporting the administrative, financial and operational aspects of Gondwana Genomics.
BMedSc, BAppSc For Sc, MSFS, UC
Research Scientist, Laboratory Manager
Catalina joined Gondwana Genomics in 2021 as the Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager. She has over 7 years of experience in genomics research and laboratory-based work using high-throughput molecular biology techniques. Catalina is responsible for the smooth operations of our laboratory.
Extensive experience in the establishment and growth of commercial business enterprises. Co-founded and executive management of the Grindley group of Companies with activities in major commercial construction and development. Currently holding various directorships including Grindley Properties, Padcorp and the Pymble Golf Club.
The analysis you need,
without the wait.
For the ﬁrst time in commercial forestry, GS allows you to deﬁnitively know which of your trees have positive traits when they are just small seedlings. You will see the commercial beneﬁts sooner. Our next-generation targeted genotyping platform has simple and easy DNA collection requirements, just a single leaf.