Dr Yolanda GasparPhD
Dr Yolanda Gaspar
Regulatory and Compliance Officer
Dr Gaspar has a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Melbourne and has worked as Hexima’s Regulatory and Compliance Manager since 2003. Dr Gaspar is experienced in all aspects of regulatory and compliance, including Management of permits, licences and guidelines of regulatory organisations such as the Department of Agriculture, OGTR, APVMA, IATA and OECD (GLP), particularly issues relating to GM field trials, laboratory safety, genetically modified organisms and gene technology. She also has extensive experience managing genetically modified field trials, including liaising with farmers, agronomists and contractors and preparing permits and all required regulatory documentation. Dr Gaspar was awarded the Croplife Australia “President’s award for Contribution to the Australian Plant Science Industry”, National Press Club, Canberra, November 2013. She is the Biological Safety Officer for the La Trobe University Institutional Biosafety Committee and Secretary for the Hexima Limited Institutional Biosafety Committee.