I currently have 13 years of experience in the field of cellular and molecular biology. Initially I worked on bacterial expression strain development for the display and production of peptides and proteins linked to bioremediation - the removal or inactivation of environment contaminants using an organism - and therapeutics production. In 2011, I was appointed as research group leader for CSIR’s lead development of biomanufacturing technologies. My group is responsible for developing and leading laboratory manufacturing processes for various industrial, veterinary and therapeutic biologicals using recombinant DNA technologies. Within the Biomanufacturing technologies competency area I am the principal investigator directing the veterinary biologicals product and platform portfolio. We are working closely with local industry and Universities to translate new technologies and products into tangiable products and processes. Some of the products we cureently working on include development of various Clostridial subunit vaccines, looking at novel adjuvanting technologies, creation of virus like particles, and finally, developing a microencapsulation technology (drug delivery) to deliver single dose vaccines for selected veterinary vaccines.