The BASE facility is a team of passionate scientists.

Assoc. Professor Tim Mercer

Tim Mercer leads a laboratory and bioinformatic research group with interests in genomics, RNA
and synthetic biology.

Dr Romain Tropée
Nucleic-Acid Production Lead

Romain Tropée leads our nucleic-acid production capabilities and development of innovative platform processes to deliver high-quality research services.

Dr Seth Cheetham
Scientific Lead & Partnerships

Dr Seth Cheetham leads innovative research programs and partnerships involving mRNA technologies and their applications in health.

Emily Ariens
Upstream Processes

Emily Ariens has extensive experience in upstream bioprocess development at a GMP facility, and specialises in nucleic acids production and purification.

Johnathon Peters
RNA Research Specialist

Jonathan Peters brings over ten year’s experience in developing nucleic acid-based technologies for agriculture and specialises in mRNA design and production.

Dae Jong Han
Nucleic-Acid Analytics

Dae Jong has extensive experience in QC of nucleic acids preparation and leads mRNA manufacture analytics and quality control.

Dr Helen Gunter
mRNA Technologies

Dr Helen Gunter leads the development of novel mRNA designs and  technologies, and their clinical application in human health.

Senel Idrisoglu
Sequencing Lead 

Senel Idrisoglu leads the development of next-generation sequencing technologies for mRNA research and manufacture.

Swat Singh
PhD student

Swati Singh is developing new synthetic mRNA platforms that amplify the expression and performance of mRNA therapies.

Shahla Kangachar
PhD student

Shahla Asgharzadeh Kangachar is researching the impact of new mRNA technologies on cellular translation and stability.

Thornwit Chavalparit
PhD student

Thornwit Chavalparit is developing new mRNA technologies to improve industrial bioprocesses.