Our Team | IonOpticks

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Meet the team behind our technology

Our Core Team

Dr. Andrew Webb

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Webb

BSc (MSc) PhD
Director, Chief Scientific Officer

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in the field of chromatography and mass spectrometry. He is the Lab Head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research's Proteomics Research Laboratory, which specialises in the development of advanced applications in proteomics using mass spectrometry and related techniques.

Andrew leads the team that developed the technology upon which IonOpticks’ columns are built on, engineering the production technique that led to the high-performance columns. He is the lead innovator and inventor, working closely with the team to test, refine and develop leading edge techniques to support higher quality outputs and analytics from MS instruments.


Dr. Jarrod Sandow

Dr. Jarrod Sandow

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD AAICD
Director, Senior Scientist

Jarrod is an expert in quantitative proteomics, post-translational modification analysis, structural proteomics, therapeutic compound target identification, cell surface analysis and protein-protein interactions. He has a keen interest in moving discoveries in the lab into routine clinical therapeutics and biomarkers of disease.

Jarrod has a background in biotechnology and completed his PhD at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science in Adelaide. He has since undertaken research in a broad range of fields including cytokine signalling, programmed cell death, leukaemia and haematopoietic disorders, protein synthesis, molecular chaperones and clinical biomarkers of disease. Jarrod was instrumental in the development of the our core products and leads our sales and manufacturing functions.


Dr. Giuseppe Infusini

Dr. Giuseppe Infusini

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD
Senior Scientist

Giuseppe has a background in analytical and biological chemistry, dedicating his career to the development of advanced techniques in mass spectrometry, including quantitative and structural proteomics.

Following the completion of his PhD in Italy specialising in analytical chemistry, Giuseppe spent the early stages of his career at Cornell University and Boston University School of Medicine where he expanded his training in a variety of areas relating to analytical mass spectrometry, including top-down proteomics, gas-phase structure of proteins and glycan analysis.

Giuseppe has been instrumental in developing the novel surface functionalisation of our bead chemistry, with the aim of maximising peak capacity whilst ensuring both high efficiency and low carry over.are.