Associate Professor Victoria Haritos is the Food and Dairy GRIP Co-director and Leader of the Engineering Program. She is based in Chemical Engineering at Monash University. Her research brings together biology and engineering to address future manufacturing needs. She is interested in discovering and designing enzymes for specific and fast reactions as isolated bio-catalysts. In addition, she is researching the metabolic engineering and systems biology of cells in culture and means to improve productivity using bio-catalysts at different scales; the simplest scale being the isolated enzyme to the most complex such as a self-replicating cell.
Associate Professor Ricardo Da Costa is the Food and Dairy GRIP Co-director and Leader of Medicine Program. He is based at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Ricardo is a HPC Registered Dietitian and SENr Registered Sport Dietitian. Prior to joining Monash, his academic activities at Coventry University- UK (2009-2013), included postgraduate Sport and Exercise Nutrition Course Director, Research Fellow, and led the Coventry University Sport and Exercise Nutritional Support and Research Team (2010-2013).
Yoni is the Industry Portfolio Manager for the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University. Yoni's professional experience is in AgTech, FoodTech and the Water sectors. Yoni's previous roles were with aquaculture and horticulture ventures in operations, product development and business development. Yoni has managed and worked closely with operational teams, engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, consumers, suppliers, product developers, investors, lawyers and government officials across three continents. Yoni holds a bachelor degree from the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology and and PhD from Tel Aviv University.
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