Dr Michelle FraserPhD, Grad Dip Sci Tech Comm
Managing Director & CEO
Dr Fraser joined RHS Ltd as the inaugural chief executive officer in September 2007 and became a member of the RHS Ltd Board in May 2012. In this role, she was responsible for key achievements including securing venture capital investment and leveraging State and Commonwealth Government Grants, in-licensing and out-licensing activities, intellectual property management and building the RHS commercial and clinical network.
Dr Fraser was previously a Business Development Manager at Bio Innovation SA where she provided commercialisation advice and assistance to bioscience companies, universities, research institutes and teaching and research hospitals. Dr Fraser was also part of the Bio Innovation SA team responsible for the establishment of venture capital fund Terra Rossa Capital. Dr Fraser has previously been the chief executive officer for two biotechnology startup companies; Viswa Biotechnology Pty Ltd and BenEphex Biotechnologies Pty Ltd. Dr Fraser is currently a director of Westbourne Park Auto Repairs Pty Ltd and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Fraser has a PhD in molecular biology and a Graduate Diploma of Science and Technology Commercialisation, both from the University of Adelaide. Dr Fraser has graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Melinda JasperPhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr Jasper joined RHS in January 2012 and has more than 14 years of postdoctoral experience in reproductive molecular biology and preimplantation genetic analysis, including optimization of single cell PCR. This expertise has included optimizing and performing clinical preimplantation genetic diagnosis for Huntington’s Disease and Cystic Fibrosis. Dr Jasper has published her research in international peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings.
Dr Jasper has a PhD from the University of Adelaide and has undertaken post-doctoral research in laboratories within a European IVF clinic and the Research Centre for Reproductive Health, which is part of the Robinson Institute at the University of Adelaide.