Our People

Investigative Microbiology

Dr. Christophe Noel

Head of innovation

Christophe is a molecular biologist with an extensive expertise in Phylogeny and Bioinformatic applications, including contributions to several Genomes of major human parasites. Key contributor in developing Geneius’ molecular portfolio and in creating innovative DNA based platforms of investigative tools. Christophe joined the company in September 2008 from previous positions as a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Newcastle University Medical School, Marie Curie Fellowship at the London Natural History Museum following a PhD in Parasitology the Institut Pasteur de Lille (France).

Akshaya Upadhyaya

Research Scientist

Msc – Industrial Biotechnology

Dr. Gillian Aust

Project Manager

PHD – Effective Temperature on Salmonella Biofilm formation

Anna Gillespie

Senior Molecular Scientist

Bsc Applied Biology & Msc Industrial & Commercial Biotechnology

Hygiene Consultancy

Howard Charlesworth

Dairy and beverage CIP

Excellent market reputation gained over 25 years as part of an international team of experts working on projects within the flow (beverage and dairy) divisions of 2 of the global leaders in hygiene solutions.

Clare Kirby

Food processing and agriculture

Specialist expertise in the diagnosis and implementation of Technical & Hygiene solutions for all sectors of the food industry.

Mark Phelps

Food, beverage, healthcare and environmental

Experienced microbiologist with extensive technical and commercial experience within the Agriculture Food & Beverage and Health Care sectors – specialising in environmental microbiology and decontamination.

Darren Ward


Technical & Hygiene solution provide for all sectors of the food industry.