Professor Vera Ignjatovic, Chair, HUPO Marketing and Membership Committee
Vera is a Senior Principal Research Fellow and a group leader of the Haematology team at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. She lead a highly productive, internationally competitive research team in the field of paediatric thrombosis and haemostasis (aka kids' blood). Her research efforts include the use of proteomic studies in the paediatric setting, where she established for the first time the concept of Developmental Proteomics.
As a lifelong learner she recently completed a Global Executive MBA at the Monash University in Melbourne, an experience that included training in strategic marketing; executive leadership; corporate finance, governance and strategy; as well as innovation and entrepreneurship, and commercialisation of technology. The learnings from the Global Executive MBA and exposure to the world outside of the immediate research environment will be of advantage in her role as the incoming Chair of the HUPO Marketing and Management Committee.
Whilst the 2021 Marketing and Membership committee is in its infancy, Vera is very happy to announce 5 new committee members, James Waddington (Co-Chair), Conor McCafferty (PhD representative), Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, Benjamin Garcia and Lennart Martens. She very much looks forward to working with all HUPO Marketing and Membership Committee members to increase the visibility of the HUPO brand in 2021 and beyond.