LIMS Advisory Board

The LIMS Advisory Board, chaired by Professor Frances Shannon (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Canberra), provides strategic advice on the Institute's research agenda.

Professor Frances Shannon

Professor Frances Shannon is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Canberra.

Professor Shannon previously ran a successful laboratory at the Australian National University where she was director of the John Curtain School of Medical Research. At the University of Canberra her research has seen the very young university enter world rankings for the first time and achieve well above world standard in a number of fields of research in ERA 2015. She has also recently spun out the first biotech company for the university.

Professor Andrew Hill

Professor Andrew Hill is Director of LIMS and Director of La Trobe University's Research Focus Area, Understanding Disease.

Professor Hill is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow and previous holder of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (Level 3).

For further information on Professor Andrew Hill's research, visit his lab page.

Professor Marilyn Anderson AO

Professor Marilyn Anderson AO is a Professor of Biochemistry at La Trobe University and the Chief Scientist of Hexima Ltd.

Professor Anderson is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was awarded the Lemberg Medal from the Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2014.

For further information on Professor Marilyn Anderson's research, visit her lab page.

Professor Keith Nugent

Professor Keith Nugent is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at La Trobe University.

Professor Nugent is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. He is a recipient of the 2004 Victoria Prize, the Pawsey Medal from the Australian Academy of Science, and the Boas Medal from the Australian Institute of Physics.

Professor Andrew Peele

Professor Andrew Peele is Director of the Australian Synchrotron.

He is Professor of Physics at La Trobe University and was seconded to the Australian Synchrotron as Head of Science in 2011. He is a Principal Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging and has published over 100 research papers.

Professor Robert Pike

Professor Robert Pike is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University.

Professor Pike has over 10 years’ experience in academic and research leadership roles. Professor Pike is a biochemist specialising in enzymes. He has published over 100 research papers and supervised over 20 PhD students to completion.

Dr Tony Radford AO

Dr Tony Radford AO has built an impressive 30 year career in biotechnology, holding executive roles in commercial research and development in the medical field.

Dr Radford is a Director of Nucleus Networks and ASX listed Genetic Signatures Ltd. He was previously CEO of ASX listed Cellestis, from founding until its acquisition by QIAGEN NV in 2011. For his contributions to tuberculosis diagnosis and enterprise he received the Clunies Ross Award for application of technology, and is a Distinguished Alumnus of La Trobe University.

Dr Nick Samaras

Dr Nick Samaras has over 25 years' experience in the global life sciences industry.

Dr Samaras is Director of AGRF Pty Ltd, MuriGen Therapeutics, Chairman of ASX listed Genetic Signatures Ltd, and Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University. Dr Samaras has worked in senior roles with global life science companies including Applied Biosystems and Perkin Elmer.

Dr Alan Watkinson

Dr Alan Watkinson is La Trobe University's inaugural Chief Advancement Officer.

Dr Watkinson has presented around the world on various aspects of fundraising and philanthropy, and now heads a team with a simple but vital mission: to serve the University, enrich the lives of our alumni and engage the community of support in the aspirations of La Trobe University.