Revolutionising today’s farming practices to deliver global food security for the future.
Genics has assembled a highly skilled team equipped to deliver.
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Melony Sellars has 20 years of experience in Aquaculture, with an in-depth background in shrimp aquaculture. She has extensive expertise in the application of novel biotech solutions for industry, genetics and breeding programs.
Director, Chief Operating Officer
Mr Peter Blunt is a highly experienced general manager in technology related enterprises. He holds formal legal and accounting qualification and has over 25 years’ practical experience in business development, operations and commercialisation of new technologies.
Ms. Kate Wersin has over 15 years experience in human diagnostics and medical devices covering regulatory approvals across a broad range of products. She has experience in laboratory practices development and scale up activities.
Ms.Louise Franz has substantial experience in laboratory quality control and accreditation in human and animal health diagnostics laboratories. She is an experienced biotechnologist and assay design expert.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Mr Chris Eccleston is an experienced brand, marketing and communications manager. He has worked with both start-up and scale-ups in developing their competitive advantage, value proposition and communication strategy. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA with distinction) from one of Australia’s leading University MBA programs.
Research and Development Director
Dr. Ralf Moser has over 20 years of global leadership experience in Biotechnology. His wide-ranging expertise extends to all major genomics applications to identify and detect genetic variations in human, animals, bacteria and viruses.
The following industry leaders support the Genics team as our advisory board.
Dr Nigel Preston is a global authority on aquaculture with extensive research experience in the industry, with international governments and policy makers. He has previously served as Director General of World Fish and has also held various director roles of aquaculture and food futures programs at CSIRO.
Mr Matthew West is president of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) and General Manager of Australian Prawn Farms. He has over 20 years of experience farming shrimp in Australia and managing our Queensland-based industry while working with state and national regulatory authorities.
Mr Hugo LeMessurier is an experienced business strategist and biotechnology executive with 20 years of human and animal diagnostic and therapeutic experience. He has held directorships and senior management positions in start-up, listed and multinational organisations in the EU, US and Australia. Hugo specialises in commercialisation of new technologies across a range of early stage healthcare, food, defence, advisory and specialty chemical businesses.
“Ignite Ideas Fund grant recipient 2018”
Advance Queensland Initiative
“The Penaeus monodon Shrimp ID panels now available at Genics have been fundamental to the success of our company’s selective breeding programs since 2010. They have enabled us to maximise our genetic diversity year after year, and facilitate smart breeding choices that have delivered selected lines with trebled production performance in ponds compared side by side with unselected lines.”
Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture, Australia
“I am very satisfied with Genics services and results: Availability, professionalism, quality of the work done, easy reading of the result report, trust in the produced results!”
Directorate of Veterinary Affairs, Food and Rural Affairs (DAVAR), New Caledonia
“Genics have been fantastic to work with, helping us to design a sampling plan to maximise value for money with our pathogen screening and ensure we would be in a position to make informed management decisions based on the data. We are very happy with their service and the Shrimp MultiPath output. What a great company to help service the pathogen screening needs of our global shrimp industry.”
North American Broodstock, LLC (Photo: Healthy shrimp, California Facilities).