Scientific Team

HA Scientific Team

Dr. John Andrews

 Ph. D (University of Sydney, Australia)

Dr. Andrews has extensive management experience across operations, research and development, quality assurance, commercial product development and overall project management. Initially trained in synthetic organic and analytical chemistry, he has in excess of 35 years skilled practice in chemistry/biochemistry R&D, particularly separations science and protein chemistry, across the biomedical, agricultural and biotechnology industries, mainly in biopharma and medical devices.

He has a BA (Honours-I-Chemistry) from Macquarie University and a PhD from the University of Sydney. John has been recognized as a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Working under a range of regulatory environments, his quality management experience extends across ISO 9001 & 13485, as well as GLP and PIC/S cGMP, with significant experience in areas of QMS development/maintenance in product/process development, analytical/process validation and manufacturing. He has managed research, process development, quality assurance and production teams, of varying sizes, at institutions such as university, government research organization, as well as private and public companies. The commercial emphasis in his career has enabled him to develop the skills to manage the relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

Prof. Shariff Enamul Kabir

M. Sc. (Jahangirnagar), Ph. D. (London),
CChem FRSC (London)

Currently, Professor at Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Prof. Kabir has been actively involved in research for the last 37 years in diverse field of chemistry. His research findings have shown direct applications in developing models of more complex polynuclear metal sites present in heterogeneous catalytic systems. His innovative research that he has pioneered is utilized by industries to remove sulfur from organosulfur compounds present in petroleum-based feedstock which is crucial both environmentally and commercially.

More recently, Prof. Kabir, in collaboration with Khan’s group of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, has focused his attention towards developing natural and synthetic polymer blend composites. These elegant studies proved that the eco-friendly bio-degradable packaging material based on natural and synthetic polymers may be a good replacement of conventional synthetic packaging material.

Prof. Kabir has built an active research group in organometallic cluster chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry in the department of chemistry at Jahangirnagar University. So far twenty-five Ph. D. and three M. Phil. students successfully obtained respective degrees under his supervision. Currently, fifteen M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph. D. students are working on the various aspects of cluster chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.

Prof. Kabir presently holds and has held many strong administrative positions: Member Bangladesh Public Service Commission (2012- 2017); Vice-Chancellor (2009-2012), Treasurer (1998-2001), Chairman (2007-2009), Senate member (1998-present), and Syndicate member (2015-present) at Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh He has maintained academic appointment, positions and research collaboration with number of universities worldwide includes University College London, UK; California State University Northridge, USA; University of Montana, USA; Freiburg University, Germany and Lund University, Sweden.

He has published 324 research papers in prestigious Journals and reviewer of reputed International and National Journals.

He has also made distinct contributions in mentoring young colleagues and scientists by fostering diversity and developing research facilities. Many students trained in his laboratory are currently working in various research institutions, industries and universities within the country and abroad successfully.

Dr. Mike Richardson

Ph.D (ANU, Australia)

Dr. Richardson  has worked in the Biotechnology/Health Care Industry for more than 30 years. After finishing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology (Nutley, New Jersey) Dr. Richardson spent 2 years at the Nippon Roche Research Center (Kamakurra, Japan) before joining Biotech Australia in Sydney, Australia. In his role at Biotech Australia Dr. Richardson engineered bacterial, yeast, insect and mammalian cell systems to produce recombinant and non-recombinant proteins for ‘in-vitro’, animal and human trials of potential therapeutic treatments.

As Director of Science at Isolagen Australia Dr. Richardson was involved in the production, QC, QA, and release for sale of a TGA licensed product (under the TGA cGMP code for ‘Human Blood and Tissue).

At NuSep (Sydney, Australia), Dr. Richardson developed In vitro diagnostic (IVD) reagents (for the detection of Lupus and von Willebrand diseases) for sale in the Australian market. Later on, as Operations Manager, he was responsible for the production of pre-cast polyacrylamide gels sold worldwide.