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.
Quality and Compliance Manager
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.
Research Scientist – Panel development and test operation
Research Scientist – Panel development
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!”
Isabelle Mermound, Directorate of Veterinary Affairs, Food and Rural Affairs (DAVAR), New Caledonia