Ben Lundie

Principal Scientist

For the past 12 years I have worked in Brisbane in diagnostic genetics for Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (part of Sonic Healthcare). My focus has been on paediatric and reproductive genomics with training in traditional cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics and molecular pathology.

Most recently my role has been the development and implementation of new clinical services for Sonic Genetics including the setup, validation, accreditation and implementation of one of the country’s first non-invasive prentatal testing (NIPT) laboratories.

Until recently I held a sessional academic position at the Queensland University of Technology. Here, myself and colleagues developed a new Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics unit and delivered lectures and practicals covering cytogenetics, molecular genetics and medical ethics.

I have a strong history of presenting both nationally and internationally with invited speaker roles in the US and Asia.

Research Interests

Coming from a diagnostic background rather than research, my major interests are patient and client focused. I believe that my most important role is ensuring that patient care is of the upmost importance and that we constantly strive for the development of new technologies to help in the care of patients.

Awards and Honours

2014 – ASOC Young Scientist Award
2013 – Highest Aggregate Mark - Goldrain Course in Clinical Cytogenetics (Italy)
2013 – ASOC International Travel Grant
2010 – Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence (Griffith University - Genetic Counselling)
2003 – BioRad Prize in Plant Biotechnology (QUT – Plant Biotechnology)


2010 – MSc (Genetic Counselling), Griffith University – Australia
2003 – BAppSc (Biotechnology/Biomolecular Science), Queensland University of Technology – Australia

Ben Lundie