TOBY PARKES PhD
Founder and CEO

Toby has a Bsc in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Bath. During his PhD, Toby worked on developing an understanding of how plants communicate with microbes where he used this knowledge to develop a new technique for producing disease resistant plants. Toby also spent time as a researcher at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew working on the Millenium Seed Bank Project to develop cryopreservation and tissue culture techniques for storing and regenerating plant embryos.

Since completing his PhD Toby has been on a mission to translate his academic knowledge into applications that are biodiversity positive and carbon negative which has culminated in the launch of Rhizocore Technologies in 2021.

DAVID SATORI
Co-founder and CTO

David holds a master’s degree in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation from Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and has spent the last several years exploring how fungi can be used to solve some of our largest ecological problems. He is a former Species Conservation Researcher at RBG Kew where he contributed to IUCN Red List assessments of tropical plant species.

David is the founder of Rewilding Mycology, a conservation advocacy organisation that aims to reverse the ongoing decline of fungal diversity by advancing practices of recording, land management, and ecological restoration.

Our Advisors

Dr Andy Taylor
Mr Owen Mason
Dr Clem Kuek
Ms Nicole Pasricha
Ms Celia Francis

Current Openings

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Interface Designer
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Software Engineer
Melbourne
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Data Analyst
Melbourne
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Customer Support Specialist
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Community Manager
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