Our team consists of highly skilled researchers and executives who have brought an array of experience and knowledge to the company, having worked for organisations such as Wellcome Diagnostics, The Garvan Institute, Applied Biosystems and Sigma-Aldrich, amongst others.
Our staff are led by, Drs Doug Millar and John Melki, who together are amongst the world’s pioneers in DNA methylation, simplification technologies and genetic expression analysis.
John Melki PhD: Chief Executive Officer and Director
Genetic Signatures is managed by Dr John Melki who has broad laboratory and business management experience. Dr. Melki joined Genetic Signatures in 2003 and since then has commercialised four research based products and seven diagnostic products. His previous research includes DNA methylation, microarray technologies, Real-Time PCR and biological software evaluation and he is the recipient of the Sydney University Peter Bancroft prize (2001). Dr Melki has led the product development team as Senior Principal Research Scientist since 2003 and now leads the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Doug Millar PhD: Chief Scientific Officer
The Genetic Signatures Scientific program is led by Dr. Doug Millar, who joined the company in 2001. Dr Millar holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of London and is one of the pioneers of the bisulphite genomic sequencing protocol. Dr. Millar is the key inventor on over 30 patents or pending patent applications held by the company and has authored 23 peer reviewed scientific papers in the field of molecular biology and sodium bisulfite conversion of DNA, and has presented at more than 20 international and national scientific meetings.
Dr Millar was invited to attend the prestigious MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge UK by Sir Gregory Winter for a sabbatical in 2009 where he worked with Dr Philipp Holliger on directed enzyme evolution.