The AGBL LABS™ Team

Dr Joseph Mafofo joined Alliance Global in 2015 as Group Technical Manager. He gained a PhD in Genomics from University of the Western Cape in South Africa where he specialized in Plant Genomics and later on became a Senior Researcher for NGS at the Biotechnology Platform. In 2014 he eventually joined the Centre for Proteomics and Genomic Research as the NGS Platform Manager where he was involved in setting up the platforms, training technicians and providing consultations on project design and analysis.

Dr Simona Maciotta joined Alliance Global in November 2014 as Product Manager for the genomics portfolio and AGBL LABS™ services. She gained a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Italy. During her 7-years’ experience in the research field, she has been investigating the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophies and focusing on stem-cells based therapy for the treatment of neurological diseases.

Dr. Yusuf Murgha joined Alliance Global in 2017 as Chief Application Scientist. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan (USA) where he specialized in developing methods to add value to microarray oligonucleotides pools. Later he joined Mycroarray, USA to lead the development of oligonucleotide pools for Cytogenetic assays and Gene synthesis. In 2015, he joined Genotypic, India as the NGS wet lab manager where he gained extensive experience in all aspect of lab management – technical and commercial, project consultation, training technicians and introduction and improvement of protocols.

Naoki Kitabayashi has experience in running NGS platforms and laboratory management where he worked at Weill Cornell Medical College, Prostate Cancer Working Group in the US and Imagine Institute for Genetic Diseases, Laboratory of Neuroinflammation and Neurogenetics in France. He has also co-authored 27 research publications.

Gess Thoms Xavier joined Alliance Global in 2017 as Bioinformaticians. He holds a masters of technology degree in Bioinformatics and bachelors of engineering degree in Bioinformatics. He has more than 1 year experience as Bioinformatics Programmer at SciGenome Lab in NGS Data analysis field.

Divinlal Harilal joined Alliance Global in 2014 as Senior Applications specialist. He holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Bharathiar University, India. He worked as a Research Associate- project manager NGS in a NGS and Sanger service provider company in India for five years. He has more than 7 years of experience in Next generation sequencing technologies.

Nikita Fiji brings with her 4 years of experience in Molecular Biology laboratory techniques. Having worked with the ACTREC, Tata Memorial Center in India, she has extensive research experience in cell and molecular biology.

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