Since January 2015
Since January 2011
Dr Robert Laich is specialised in the field of marine chemical ecology, with specific emphasis on the cultivation of marine organism harbouring bioactive secondary metabolites. He has gained his extensive knowledge through 6 years of research at academic institutions. During his Applied Marine Biology degree BSc (Hons) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh he established and optimised a method to isolate antimicrobial active compounds from the epiphytic marine bacteria Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus pumilus using different techniques including aquaculture. During his PhD at Macquarie University, Sydney he focused on an industrial approach using high throughput techniques to isolate fluorescent active compounds that have herbicidal, antimicrobial properties, from the marine sponges Ircinia variabilis, Ianthella basta, Spirastrella papillosa and Clathria australiensis. Most recently he gained commercial knowledge on the development of pharmaceutical compounds through his employment at Harrison Clinical Research GmbH. Robert has a strong background in marine biotechnology and understands the needs for successful commercialisation.
Director and Founder
November 2012 --- December 2014
Import, sales and marketing of fresh prawn. www.gourmetgmabas.com
November 2009 --- April 2011
Responsibility Organise and lead client and indication calls with the international Sales Manager team. Analyzing the Pharmaceutical market from drug development to financing and funding. Writing of marketing intelligence reports for the upper management with the use of marketing databases. Preparation and completion of requests for information (RFI) on an international basis. Develop and organise marketing campaigns and company conferences. Main contact for Australian clients. Supporting sales managers for client meetings by developing presentations adapted to the clients and their therapeutic areas. Assist with epidemiological investigations for feasibility assessment. Develop updates for the companies web site.
Contract & Proposal Associate
November 2009 --- June 2010
Technical and Scientific HPLC/MS-Operator
November 2007 --- March 2008
PhD in Marine Drug Discovery from Macquarie University in 2009
Degree Bachelor of Applied in Marine Biology from Institution Heriot Watt University in 2003