Directors and Senior Staff

Directors and Senior Staff 2018-10-22T09:39:35+00:00

Bernie Romanin

Chief Executive Officer and Director
B App Sci and Grad Dip Marketing

Bernie Romanin has extensive healthcare experience in Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Bioinformatics and Medical Devices gained in Australia and internationally including commercial expertise (sales, marketing and business development) spanning more than 35 years.

During almost a decade in the USA with Chiron, Novartis and Bayer he has directed market development activities to identify, validate and commercialise new opportunities in diagnostics in the areas of Infectious Diseases (Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS), Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Disorders.

Bernie has significant experience in managing start-up and new market business opportunities particularly in Technology Licensing and Partnerships and broad experience in managing a multi-functional organisation including R&D, sales and marketing, business development and market research.

Dr. Robyn A. Lindley

Chief Scientific Officer and Director
Inventor and Developer of the TSM Platform.

BSc, MInfoTech, PhD

Dr. Robyn A. Lindley is Science Director, and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Although her first degrees are in physics and informatics, Robyn is an immunogeneticist who has been publishing on the molecular mechanisms of evolution and somatic hypermutation for almost two decades.

Robyn has been credited as a co-discoverer of the first data-driven evidence showing that the immunoglobulin somatic hypermutation process involves an mRNA intermediate, and that the strand-bias mutation signatures generated during somatic hypermutation of immunoglobulin genes, are evident in several cancers. She is the sole discoverer of the specific codon-contexted targeted somatic mutation (TSM) signatures of nucleotide-specific deaminase enzymes that are now heavily implicated in many cancers.

More recently, Robyn has developed methods to identify the inferred deaminase binding domains of enzymes that predict recurrence of cancer. She is turning these foundation discoveries into new genetic tests.

Matthew Kilpatrick

Chief Financial Officer and Director
Dip. FS (FP) Adv. Dip. FS (FP)

Matt is a highly experienced executive and corporate advisor who has successfully undertaken numerous business development roles, facilitated major projects and provided strategic business consulting. Matt’s leadership has underpinned the commercialisation and development of a wide range of technologies while delivering sustainable business results including solid founder and investor return, while attaining strong industry recognition.

Matt is known for his effective strategic leadership, efficient project management and “hands on” approach and is a team-orientated and flexible leader, with a proven ability to produce results and strengthen organisations. Matt is able to work with a wide range of people in situations of both organisational growth and crisis.

Matt is a creative and competent problem solver with strong lateral thinking abilities, a key negotiator for licensing and distribution agreements and is able to implement continuous improvement strategies to increase investor attractiveness in projects, while managing Government, investor and technology partners’ involvement and expectations.

Dr. Nathan Hall

Senior Scientist
BSc(Hons), PhD

Dr. Nathan Hall is an accomplished researcher with expertise in bioinformatics, computational biology and genomics sciences.  His background is in biomedical research, starting out his career over twenty years ago when genomes were only beginning to be sequenced.  Nathan collaborates widely and is published in areas such as Cancer research and genomic analyses.

Nathan understands the importance of integrating computational biology with medical and scientific research to maximise the benefits of modern sequencing technologies.  With this understanding of the power of genomic technology, Nathan is engaging with Medical Practitioners, laboratory scientist and researchers, and computational professionals to bring together a platform for genomic testing moving into the future.

Dr. Jared Mamrot

Bioinformatician
BSc(Hons), MCE, PhD

Jared is a bioinformatician who completed his PhD in developmental genomics at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Victoria, Australia. He has experience developing novel computational pipelines and applying innovative methods to complex biological challenges. He is an active member of the scientific community and is an ambassador for reproducibility and open data initiatives for the journal eLife and the repository protocols.io. At GMDx Co, he is applying state-of-the-art computational techniques to complex scientific problems. He is currently heading the machine learning program developing novel approaches to predict patient response to treatments for many diseases.