Hi, and welcome!

What you will find here, and why it exists.

You will find here help and guidance through the commercialisation of emerging technologies, particularly biotechnology and big data.

Civilisation's technological progress is in an exponential phase, but very few understand or benefit from the state of the art. I help extract value from emerging technologies, and bring competitive advantages to business and beneficial impact to the community.

Who is Christopher Pendlebury?

Christopher is a commercial data scientist with a background in medical biotechnology and mathematics. With over ten years of experience at the nexus between new and emerging technologies in molecular biology, bioinformatics and big data and commercial and clinical realities involved in bringing them into use, Christopher provides friendly, versatile and skilled professional service -- helping to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

He joined Applied Precision Medicine in 2012, and has served as Chief Science Officer since 2016. He works to bring novel testing platforms and medical devices from the research lab into clinical use, through means of clinical software development, bioinformatics, big data analytics and regulatory compliance, while leveraging advanced technologies such as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Volunteered as a Wildfire Firefighter with Mooroolbark CFA from 2006-2013, awarded a National Emergency Medal for service during the 2009 bushfires.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours from Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from Charles Sturt University. Father of two.

Technological Independence

Christopher feels it is important that technology serves you, instead of the other way around.

The following principles and recommendations therefore apply: Prefer simplicity over complexity - does your fridge really need to talk to the internet?

Avoid planned obsolesence - Choose only that which respects your right to repair.

Avoid mass surveillence - Resist the trend to pay for the privilege of keeping devices which are always listening, always recording in your home.

Use Free and Open Source software wherever possible - Most people are well served with Ubuntu as an operating system and Firefox as a web browser. Prevent hostile code from being run on your machine with uBlock Origin and uMatrix. Use LibreOffice suite for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations, and GIMP for image processing.

For programming, Python is a good general purpose language, and R is great for statistical computing and producing scientific graphics. Vim is a very powerful text editor.

The useful life of android phones can be greatly extended with LineageOS.

Most ordinary people should never need to pay money to run software on a computer that they own.

Christopher's Professional Experience

Applied Precision Medicine Pty Ltd

Chief Science Officer

Dates Employed Jun 2016 – Present Employment Duration 6yrs Location Melbourne, Australia

Implementation of Research and Development Operations at Applied Precision Medicine Pty Ltd

CRR Pendlebury & Associates

Owner / Principal

Dates Employed Nov 2010 – Present Employment Duration 11 yrs 7 mos Location Melbourne, Australia

Biotechnology Consultant

Australian Biocloud Pty Ltd

Chief Science Officer

Total Duration 4 yrs 2 mos Dates Employed Mar 2015 – Jun 2016 Employment Duration 1 yr 4 mos

Implementation of research and development operations at Australian Biocloud Pty Ltd.

AusBioCloud's clients include: Pfizer, University of Melbourne, Monash University, GeneWorks, UWA, Department of Primary Industries (Vic), Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Business Development / Biotech Manager

Dates Employed May 2012 – Mar 2015 Employment Duration 2 yrs 11 mos

Sales and business development for analytics of high throughput sequencing (NGS)--big data analysis, based in the cloud. Also, hands-on NGS bioinformatics. Promoted to CSO in March 2015

BioQuisitive Inc

Vice-President and Co-Founder

Dates Employed Jan 2015 – Dec 2015 Employment Duration 12 mos Location Melbourne, Australia

BioQuisitive provides a community laboratory--a safe environment for the practice of DIYBio. It is a shared resource for independent scholars in the life sciences, tinkerers, and members of the general community with an interest in biology. It seeks to democratise access to scientific research and knowledge in the life sciences, and to be a valuable resource for community education in the life sciences. This occurs in the context of Free Culture, (specifically Open Access publication and the use of Free and Open Source software and hardware licensing) and in full compliance with the Australian National Regulatory System for Gene Technology. The primary goals are for members to learn and to have fun. …

Country Fire Authority

Volunteer Firefighter

Dates Employed Feb 2006 – Jun 2015 Employment Duration 9 yrs 5 mos Location Mooroolbark Fire Brigade

Operational firefighting with the Mooroolbark Fire Brigade. I am ranked as a Wildfire / Low Structure Firefighter. I also participate in fundraising activities, such as the sausage sizzle and christmas tree sales. Mooroolbark Fire Brigade

Shire Delegate

Mooroolbark Fire Brigade

Dates Employed Jul 2011 – Jun 2013 Employment Duration 2 yrs Location Mooroolbark

Elected Shire Delegate in 2011. Fire Prevention in Mooroolbark.


Connected Community HackerSpace (Melbourne)

Dates Employed Mar 2012 – Mar 2013 Employment Duration 1 yr 1 mo Location Hawthorn

Elected Treasurer in March 2012. Involves managing the cash-flow and budget of a small community group.

Academic research interests

bayesian reasoning, bioinformatics, cell reprogramming, cell signalling pathways, commercialisation, complex systems and emergence, computational biology, developmental biology and morphology, emerging technology, immunology and autoimmunity, induced pluripotency and totipotency, industrial process and industrial ecology, pheromone signalling, nanotechnology, neuroinformatics, open source hardware movement, reproductive biology, somatic hypermutation, statistics, systems biology and the 'omics


CRR Pendlebury & Associates is a boutique practice which offers the following services in biotechnology and big data:

Business Development

Proof of Principle Development



AppliedPrecisionMed AusBioCloud Markamind


Lindley, R. A., Humbert, P., Larner, C., Akmeemana, E. H. and Pendlebury, C. R. R. (2016), Association between targeted somatic mutation (TSM) signatures and HGS-OvCa progression. Cancer Med. doi:10.1002/cam4.825

In the Media

Dunn, Shannon. (2014, Aug). "Happy and Healthy Bacteria". Australian Natural Health Magazine, Vol 14#4. p80-82.


"I am continually impressed with Chris’ dedication and sincerity to his work. I met Chris during the Biotechnology course at Monash University and have continued to discuss a number of issues with him over the years.

Time and time again, Chris displays an intuitive understanding about people and processes. This unique high-level insight makes him a very special commercialization consultant – who will truly be able to understand your goals and objectives. Chris’ passion and commitment for science, technology and biotech commercialization is clear.

He is widely read on the subject and grows his depth of knowledge through iterative autodidactic learning. Most importantly, Chris is one of the most objective, focused and trustworthy people I’ve ever met – these are important characteristics which distinguish Chris from the rest. I wish Chris well in his endeavours and look forward to collaborating with him in other projects in future."

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Shama Kazmi, BSc (Medical Biotechnology), LLB (Hons), GCIP, M.Sc in IP Management (in progress), hired Christopher as a Mentor, December 10, 2012

“I have found Mr Christopher on the internet as a water hole in jungle. He is very supportive and punctual on delivery. I wish him all the best.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time

Diwakar Sharma, Owner at Tecoserve, hired Christopher as a Business Consultant, October 8, 2011

“Christopher is a dedicated enthusiastic professional focused on achieving his goals and that of his clients.”

John Muscat, Centre Manager, Monash Enterprise Centre, September 7, 2011

“A fruitful and trouble free collaboration. Great to work with!”

David Matos, Independent Graphic Designer, 23 March, 2011

“Chris is an intelligent, conscientious and organised individual. He is passionate about science and technology and is well read in the area. He is a deep thinker and contributes meaningful ideas to group discussions. I look forward to studying or working with Chris again in the future.”

Shama Kazmi, Student, Monash University, studied with Christopher at Monash University, July 1, 2010

"As a tutor in the Biotechnology course at Monash University I have taught Christopher in four units over four years. I found him to be a serious and highly intelligent student with ideas on a wide range of topics. His work was often thought provoking. Christopher was an active participant in class discussion and made valuable contributions. While he worked effectively in groups, Christopher often preferred to work alone. In his fourth (honours) year of the Biotechnology degree Christopher designed, developed and implemented a very good experiential program for year 12 students in the laboratory in which he was undertaking his research component of the honours program."

Dr Charlotte Brack, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, 26 February, 2010

"Chris is a polite and friendly tutor who has helped me to learn, understand and appreciate chemistry from a different perspective and help immensely with my year 12 studies."

Simon James Todd, hired Christopher as a VCE Chemistry tutor, 2006

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