New Staff Appointment – Dr Heique Bogdawa




September 7, 2020

BioCurate is very pleased to announce Dr Heique Bogdawa’s appointment as a Project Manager.

BioCurate continues to build on its breadth and depth of expertise and global experience by expanding our team. This is critical in achieving our mission to translate early stage discoveries into therapeutics for patients.

Dr Heique Bogdawa is a biochemist with 12 years of experience in protein engineering across both academia and industry.

With a specific expertise in the development of high-quality biologics to assist with hit candidate identification and pre-clinical validation, Heique has worked in a variety of drug discovery programs using bioprocessing platforms to produce recombinant proteins to treat chronic illnesses, including infection, vascular diseases, inflammation and cancer.

After finishing her PhD in Biochemistry at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, which was partially undertaken at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, she completed two years of postdoctoral studies. Heique moved from Brazil to Australia to join Phylogica, a biotech company based in Perth, Western Australia. Here, she rose to the position of Principal Scientist where she coordinated R&D projects and engaged with different stakeholders, from CROs to pharmaceutical companies around Australia and the world.

Leaving industry in early 2018, Heique joined the University of Queensland where she oversaw the Protein Expression Facility. During her time in Brisbane, Heique implemented strategies to improve protein production capabilities to accelerate research in therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics.

Heique’s personal motivation is to nurture meaningful scientific partnerships to bridge the “knowledge to action” process in order to effectively translate research into the clinic.

We are delighted that she has decided to join the BioCurate team!