The GIH management group is led by Professor Grant Montgomery, the Director of Operations and Academic Lead for UQ (molecular genetics), who is supported by the Deputy Director, Dr Allan McRae, Associate Professor Scott Beatson (microbial genomics and bioinformatic software development), Associate Professor Jessica Mar (computational genomics methods, statistics and machine learning), Dr Elizabeth Ross (metagenomics, transcriptomics and long read sequencing). The management team all share a commitment to enhance genomics in collaboration with the UQ research community and working with industry partners to develop new approaches.

Previous members of the GIH management group who continue to provide their genomic expertise in collaborative support include Dr Brooke Purdue (Operations Manager 2019-2022),  Professor Lachlan Coin (genomic and transcriptomic bioinformatics), Dr Nathan Palpant (genomics and genome engineering) and Joanna Crawford (Operations Manager 2019).


GIH Management Group

  • Professor Grant Montgomery

    Professor Grant Montgomery

    Genome Innovation Hub (GIH)
    Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Biosciences (IMB)
    Affiliate Professorial Research Fellow
    Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
    Affiliate Professorial Research Fellow
    Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
  • Dr Allan McRae

    Dr Allan McRae

    ARC Future Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Biosciences
    Deputy Director
    Genome Innovation Hub (GIH)
  • Stacey Andersen

    Stacey Andersen

    Operations manager
    Genome Innovation Hub
  • Associate Professor Scott Beatson

    Associate Professor Scott Beatson

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Faculty of Science
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine
  • Associate Professor Jessica Mar

    Associate Professor Jessica Mar

    ARC Future Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
    Affiliate Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
  • Dr Elizabeth Ross

    Dr Elizabeth Ross

    Research Fellow
    Centre for Animal Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation