Professor Paul J. Verma, is the founder of Monash Biotechnology Ltd. an Australian entity known for its work in the field of Human Health, Human Embryology, Stem Cell Biology, and IVF. He is also the Director Genesis Embryology that established two IVF and Fertility Centres in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
Paul Verma received his PhD at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide. He is Professor of Reproductive Biology at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Affiliate Professor at the University of Adelaide and was an adjunct Professor at Monash University in Australia.
He is an embryologist with an interest in micromanipulation, Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and stem cell biology with over 30 years of experience. He has published over 90 scientific papers and books, and has 7 granted and provisional patents. He was awarded the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) Award in 2014, one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted annually to persons of Indian origin, for his contributions and accomplishments in the areas of research and academia.
Chief Technical Officer
Dr. William Ritchie Is Chief Technical Officer of MBPL. His experience in the manufacture and use of "Glass Micro Tools" goes back to the mid 80's when there were no commercially available micro tools, which meant that each lab made their own tools. In fact, the Roslin Institute where Dr Ritchie worked manufactured the equipment required to produce micro tools for the ground breaking scientific experiments at the institute. This gave Dr Ritchie a unique understanding of not only the requirements for making these precision instruments but also their use for the experiments carried out at that time! Dr Ritchie developed a variety of micromanipulation techniques which eventually resulted in the production of Morag and Megan the first animals cloned from cells which were grown in culture but also, Dolly the first animal cloned from adult cells.
Dr Ritchie started his career in agriculture but soon transferred to a more technical job as anaesthetist in the Roslin Institutes animal facility before developing into an experimental embryologist, gaining an Honours Degree in science along the way.
He capitalized on the scientific papers which he had contributed to by using these to form the basis for his doctorate which has the title "Developing Nuclear Transfer, Cloning and Related Technologies in Mammals". He left the Roslin Institute in 2004 and set up a company (Roslin Embryology Limited) to teach micromanipulation techniques.
William Ritchie, HND Agr., BA Hon. PhD FRSB
Shobhan Vyas, Bachelor of Science is an entrepreneur and investment merchant for the past thirty years. He has successfully created and operates valuable channel partnerships with major FMCG organizations in India. A social activist and philanthropist, he contributes in major community programmes in the Indian sub continent.
9 years experience for manufacturing & quality management - ISO 13485 & CE.
The founder and scientific director of the Genesis Clinic Savvas Koundouros is an accredited clinical embryologist with more than 28 years of working experience in the field of assisted human reproduction. He is a British graduate (University of Birmingham) and has specialised in clinical science at King’s College Hospital in London. Savvas Koundouros has completed postgraduate (PhD) research work related to polycystic ovarian syndrome manifestation with academic publications in this field and a second PhD degree in Y chromosome gamete enrichment techniques at the Monash University institute of medical research in Melbourne Australia. His work has been published in major impact factor journals.
Savvas has substantial experience in the field of human embryo pre- implantation genetic diagnosis having performed most possibly more embryo biopsies and subsequent diagnoses worldwide. It is estimated that more than 75000 embryos have been biopsied and diagnosed to date. Savvas has personally trained numerous embryologists who are now pursuing a career in this field.