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Meet the Team

Lowes TC Management and R&D Team

Lowes TC is run by an international & interdisciplinary team specializing in plant Tissue Culture. With decades of cumulative experience in the industry, our Management and R&D Teams integrate the fields of Horticulture and Plant Tissue Culture with experience in plant Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology and Microbiology.

 

Greg Lowe

Director
Plant Scientist

Greg started Lowes TC in 1996 after working as a scientist and lab manager in a variety of Australian plant tissue culture facilities. Greg is the lead scientist and oversees all the Research, Development, and Innovation at Lowes TC, and is the mind behind the Lowes TC+ and AX technologies.
If you would like to discuss innovation or collaboration with Greg, send him an email at the link below.

Natasha Marocik

General Manager
Plant Scientist

With over 25 years’ experience managing and researching in plant tissue culture facilities around Australia, Natasha has significant experience in all aspects of plant TC. She oversees production and research as well as imports and exports for both domestic and international services, all while maintaining the smooth day-to-day operation of the lab.
To chat to her about any of our services, send her an email at the link below.

Javier Atayde

Research Agronomist
Research and Development

Graduating from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons 1st Class), Javier specialised in cereal phenology and wheat genetics. With experience in agronomic research for private and government groups, he manages the nursery and tube stock production at LowesTC. Javier is also responsible for improving production efficiencies and crop survival through research.

Jason Dexter

Plant Scientist
Research and Development

Jason has over 30 years of experience in the plant tissue culture industry, having worked in both domestic and international plant tissue culture laboratories. He helps to manage the internal lab operations, and handles the testing, integration, and optimisation of new technologies.

Dinesh Kumar

Plant Scientist
Managing Director
Lowes TCi India Ltd

Dinesh runs and is part owner of the Indian subsidiary of Lowes TC since 2012.

Dinesh has a career path spanning 3 decades, beginning his TC career with Hindustan Lever Research Centre, the Indian subsidiary of Unilever, which was the first commercial biotechnology lab in India. Dinesh later became Head of operations of a tissue culture lab owned by the Indian conglomerate, RPG group.

 In 2001 he joined as CEO of the Indian subsidiary of German plant biotech company, Piccoplant GmBh. Here he started his long association with Lowes TC.

Julie Weyling

Office Manager

Julie is our main administration contact, covering all general enquiries. She is involved in all things office, making sure that all imports and exports, accounting, ordering, certificates, payroll and shipping runs along smoothly.
If you have any kind of general enquiry, please give us a call and Julie will be there to help you.

Patricia Halls

Dispatch Manager

Patricia is our main dispatch, invoicing and orders contact for both Tissue Culture plants and plugs from the nursery. She oversees and organises all aspects of the nursery, including managing the nursery staff, assessing all stock for shipment and organising any necessary inspections.