The Team

BioCurate’s team brings decades of global experience, scientific and commercial expertise and proven success spanning therapeutic discovery, preclinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial areas. This expertise, together with a passion and commitment to create impact through translating discoveries into drugs, enables the team to recognise and realise real-world impact.

200
Has over 200 years of combined biotech/pharma industry experience

39
Has been directly involved in over 39 Investigational New Drug applications (INDs)

72
Are responsible for 72 therapeutics currently in the clinic

$3.9B
Were directly involved in 15 deals worth a cumulative total of more than $3.9 billion

Dr Glenn Begley
Chief Executive Officer
Dr C. Glenn Begley is a clinical haematologist and medical oncologist, whose academic and commercial roles include board level and senior positions in Australia, the USA and the UK.

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Dr Damien Bates
Chief Scientific Officer & Head of Translational Medicine
Dr Damien Bates is a senior healthcare industry executive specialising in global preclinical and clinical development, medical affairs, marketing authorisation and lifecycle management of biologics and devices.

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Linda Peterson
Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary
Linda Peterson is the COO and Company Secretary for BioCurate Pty Ltd, responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the set-up and independent operations and governance of the company.

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Dr Catherine Drinkwater
Director of Project Management
Dr Cathy Drinkwater has extensive experience in both academic research and industry drug development.

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Dr Eric Hayes
Director of Partnerships
Dr Eric Hayes has academic, commercial drug development and pharmaceutical R&D support services experience, spanning over 25 years, in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

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Dr Lorna Mitchell
Director of Small Molecule Therapeutics
Dr Lorna Mitchell is a medicinal chemist with 17 years international drug discovery experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.

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Dr Christopher Chan
Director of Protein Therapeutics
Dr Christopher Chan is an immunologist with expertise in therapeutic antibody development, immuno-oncology, inflammation, innate myeloid and lymphocyte biology, and T cell biology.

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Dr Tifelle Reisinger
Program Manager
Dr Tifelle Reisinger is a medicinal chemist with 9 years drug discovery experience in the pharmaceutical and CRO industries in France, UK and Australia.

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Dr Andy Allen
Associate Director of Project Management
Dr Andy Allen has academic, small biotech, and large pharmaceutical company experience spanning over 20 years, in both the UK and Australia.

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Dr Belinda Huff
Project Manager
Dr Belinda Huff is a medicinal chemist with 8 years drug discovery experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Dr Heique Bogdawa
Project Manager
Dr Heique Bogdawa is a biochemist with 12 years protein engineering experience in the development of high-quality biologics to assist with the identification of hit candidates and their validation through pre-clinical studies.

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Francis Kirby
Project Coordinator
Francis Kirby has project management experience in the academic and corporate sector together with a research background in the fields of Neuroscience and Immunology.

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Michele Neisemann
Office Operations Manager
Michele Neisemann has extensive experience in executive administration, human resources, operations, and project management in the R&D sector.

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Board of Directors

BioCurate is operationally independent and has an independent Board Chair, the Hon John Brumby, AO. Our Board of Directors has expertise in innovation, biotechnology, commercialisation, investment and corporate governance.

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Our Shareholders

Melbourne is home to two outstanding universities, Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Joining these two powerhouses to support the collaborative joint venture BioCurate, is the Victorian State Government, the nation’s largest investor in the life sciences.

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Portfolio

BioCurate’s portfolio of projects spans a number of therapeutic areas, from oncology to anti-infectives. These projects are currently receiving support from the BioCurate team and our network of local and global industry and sector partners.

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