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Professor Samaras has had over 30 years’ business experience in the global Life Sciences industry and is a recognised and respected industry expert. He has held a number of senior executive level positions in management, marketing, sales, and research and development. His roles have included appointments as Managing Director of Applied Biosystems Pty Ltd (now part of Thermo Fisher), and senior roles with Perkin Elmer and AMRAD Corporation (now part of CSL).

Professor Samaras is an experienced executive, non-executive and Board Chairman, having served on the boards of several biotechnology companies and is currently the chairman of ASX-listed company Genetic Signatures. For the past 15 years he has focused his efforts on facilitating the international market expansion of a number of US biotechnology companies.

Professor Samaras holds a BSc with Honors in Pathology and Immunology from Monash University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne (WEHI), and is currently Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University’s Institute for Molecular Sciences, Adjunct Professor John Curtain School of Medical Research ANU College of Health and Medicine and Enterprise Professor University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine.

He also holds post-graduate business qualifications which include an MBA from the School of Management at RMIT University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Management.

Research Output

Schistosoma japonicum: Monoclonal antibodies to the Mr 26,000 schistosome glutathione S-transferase (Sj26) in an assay for circulating antigen in infected individuals

Davern, K. M., Tiu, W. U., Samaras, N., Gearing, D. P., Hall, B. E., Garcia, E. G. & Mitchell, G. F., 1 Jan 1990, In : Experimental Parasitology. 70, 3, p. 293-304 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Simplified colorimetric analysis of polymerase chain reactions: detection of HIV sequences in AIDS patients

Kemp, D. J., Churchill, M. J., Smith, D. B., Biggs, B. A., Foote, S. J., Peterson, M. G., Samaras, N., Deacon, N. J. & Doherty, R., 1 Jan 1990, In : Gene. 94, 2, p. 223-228 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning of developmentally regulated genes from Leishmania major and expression following heat induction

Kidane, G. Z., Samaras, N. & Spithill, T. W., 1 Jan 1989, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 264, 7, p. 4244-4250 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Colorimetric detection of specific DNA segments amplified by polymerase chain reactions

Kemp, D. J., Smith, D. B., Foote, S. J., Samaras, N. & Peterson, M. G., 1 Jan 1989, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 86, 7, p. 2423-2427 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
116 Citations (Scopus)

Sequence of a cDNA for the ND1 gene from Leishmania major: potential uridine addition in the polyadenosine tail

Campbell, D. A., Spithill, T. W., Samaras, N., Simpson, A. M. & Simpson, L., 1 Jan 1989, In : Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 36, 2, p. 197-199 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)