Meet the Vowzers

(That’s what we call ourselves. )

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George Peppou

Cofounder & CEO

Tim Noakesmith

Cofounder & CCO

James Ryall

CSO

Soroush Pour

Head of Engineering

Bec Screnci

Research Scientist I

Avani Bhojwani

Research Scientist I

Nathan Hawkins

Research Scientist I

Gabby Milet

Junior Lab Manager

Derek Wang

Engineering Intern

Ella Hodder

Research Scientist II

Michael Medynskyj

Research Scientist II

Katie Bashant Day

Research Scientist II

Misha Garg

Operations Manager

Kylie Kong

Junior Research Scientist

Lily Logan

Junior Research Scientist

Stanley Lam

Software Engineer

Chris O'Keeffe

Associate Research Scientist II

Words from our team

Leaving fintech to tackle food sustainability: Why I joined VOW

It was the end of 2017, and I had just experienced some burnout after my first year as an engineering manager at San Francisco financial technology company Plaid. The experience forced me to take some time away from work, head back to my hometown of Sydney, and ask some tough questions about my personal and professional life.
I spent 4 weeks in Australia, with days spent reconnecting with family and old friends, rediscovering my home city, reading, and taking time to rest and recharge. I didn’t entirely stop working, but what I did tackle was mostly creative, high-level exploration that was genuinely enjoyable and valuable.

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Soroush Pour

Addressing vulnerability with alcohol — in the VOW lab

When COVID-19 was announced to have spread in Wuhan, my partner Ella expressed her concerns about this new virus, we discussed the news briefly and, unheedingly, I moved onto thinking about other things.
The whole situation progressed pretty quickly — this was starting to hit China in a real way and when I spoke to my co-founder George on the phone, we both agreed this might hinder our efforts in the lab.
The next morning we delivered the message to the team:
Find out what items we require (or might soon require) from China.

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Tim Noakesmith

Introducing our Junior Research Scientist program

When I graduated from my biochemistry degree the career choices were grim. Move overseas for a long shot at exciting work, or try my luck for one of the scarce and unexciting corporate graduate programs in life sciences around Australia.
Except, I didn’t go down either of those paths. I was lucky. One day, browsing the Sydney Uni job board in my final semester I spotted a strange sounding ad looking for ‘inventors’, my childhood dream job. I applied and ended up working as the second employee at a tiny startup in Alexandria.

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George Peppou

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