Dr Luke Pembleton

Genomic Breeding Scientist and Global Strategic Science Manager at Barenbrug.


πŸŽ“ Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Genetics from La Trobe University, 2014

πŸŽ“ Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Rural Technology from the University of Queensland, 2010

About Me

I am a Genomic Breeding Scientist and Strategic Science Manager at Barenbrug where I lead the development and implementation of commercial genomic breeding and associated β€˜omic’ technologies.

Interest and Skills

My expertise lies predominantly in the realm of 🧬 Genomics, with a specialised focus on Genomic Selection and Genomic Breeding, particularly in the context of plants 🌱. Proficient in bioinformatics πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» , I am driven by a deep passion for the programming language.

My skill set extends to crafting robust cloud computing ☁️ environments tailored for both research and production pipelines. I take pleasure in orchestrating these systems with the precision of the Nextflow πŸ”‚ workflow manager, and proudly serve as a Nextflow Ambassador. Through my technical endeavours, I am dedicated to advancing genomic research and breeding practices for a sustainable future.


Genomic Breeding Scientist | Global Strategic Science Manager

Barenbrug | August 2021 - Current


Senior Research Scientist

Agriculture Victoria Research | April 2017 - August 2021


Research Scientist

Agriculture Victoria Research | October 2014 - March 2017


Research Assistant

Victorian Department of Primary Industries | June 2009 - December 2009