Antibody Service Staff
Head: Ms Kaye Wycherley
Paul Masendycz joined the facility in February 2009, brining experience from all aspects of monoclonal antibody production, having made monoclonal antibodies to enteric pathogens at The Royal Children's Hospital, which have been supplied both locally and internationally. Paul also has extensive experience with generating recombinant proteins for antibody production, with the Cooperative Research Centre for Chronic Inflammatory Diseases at the University of Melbourne.
Ridouan Bouhbouh commenced with the facility in 2001. Rioduan plays an important role in the generation, production and purification of monoclonal antibodies. Ridouan’s role and expertise are unlimited, covering bioreactor management, endotoxin testing and other aspects of antibody quality control.
George Karagiannis joined the facility when it relocated to the state of the art Biotechnology Centre in Bundoora. He plays a vital role in the purification of both monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, while at the same time providing a high level of quality control.
Myha Thornbury has worked in the facility for over 10 years, gaining experience in all areas associated with antibody production.
Karen Mackwell is currently responsible for all antigens and performs fusions for the facility. Karen commenced at the institute in 1987 in the Immunology Division where she worked for 10 years. During this time Karen acquired vast knowledge and expertise in tissue culture and making monoclonal antibodies.