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2016 - 2017 Student projects

Student name

Supervisors (Blood service supervisors are shown in bold)

Project title

Institution

Degree

Marie Anne Balanant

YuanTong Gu, Robert Flower, Emilie Sauret and Suvash Saha

Experimental study of the aging effects on the Red Blood Cell membrane during storage.

QUT

PhD

Sarah Barns

Yuan Tong Gu, Emilie Sauret, Robert Flower, Suvash Saha

Numerical Modelling of Red Blood Cell Morphological and Deformability Changes during the Cell Aging Process in Storage.

QUT

PhD

Liam Byrne

Frank van Haren, John-Paul Tung, John Fraser

Fluid resuscitation during sepsis: Effects upon the microcirculation.

ANU

PhD

Matthew Cameron

Lacey Johnson, Matthew Padula

Combining pathogen inactivation treatment and cold-storage to extend the shelf-life of platelets.

UTS

B. Med Sci (Hons)

Anne-Marie Christensen (current)

Melinda Dean, John-Paul Tung, Damien Harkin, Robert Flower

Extracellular traps and TRALI: more than just neutrophils.

QUT

PhD

Nicole Fraser

Elizna Schoeman, Christine Knauth, Robert Flower, Terry Lewis, Catherine Hyland

Variable gene mutations of KLF 1 and the effects on red blood cell antigens and haemoglobin variations of In(Lu) blood donors.

QUT

Med Lab Science Hons

Yu Ji

YT Gu, Melinda Dean, Catherine Hyland, Robert Flower, Suvash Saha, Emilie Sauret

Characterisation of Red Blood Cell Phagocytosis and Assessment of Nanoparticles as a Novel Treatment-Delivery System for Haemophagocytic Diseases.

QUT

PhD

Christine Knauth (on leave)

Catherine Hyland, Robert Flower, Louise Hafner

RhD alloimmunisation: Mitigating Factors that Predict Risk of Treatment Failure.

QUT

PhD

Geekiyanage Nadeeshani Maheshika

Emilie Sauret, YuanTong Gu, Robert Flower, and Suvash Saha

Numerical investigation of recoverability of morphological and deformability changes of stored red blood cells.

QUT

PhD

Elissa Milford

Michael Reade, John-Paul Tung

Effects of commonly used and emerging resuscitation fluids on end organ function in severe trauma.

UQ

PhD

Monica Ng

John Fraser, John-Paul Tung

The double whammy: impact of activated endothelium and stored blood transfusion on microparticle formation and thrombosis.

UQ

PhD

Nysa McGowan

Martina Jones, Robert Flower, Catherine Hyland

Typing Novel antigens defined by Hybrid Blood Group Proteins.

UQ

PhD

Alexis Perros

Melinda Dean, Helen Faddy, Robert Flower, Stuart Kellie

Investigation of transfusion-related modulation of dendritic cell function in cardiac surgery patients.

UQ

PhD

Katelyn Richards

Steve Mahler, Melinda Dean, Martina Jones, Robert Flower

An analysis of systems that modify red blood cell antigens and their role in RBC maturation, lifespan and disease resistance.

UQ

PhD

Beatrice Sim

John Fraser, John-Paul Tung

Blood transfusion and risk of sepsis.

UQ

MPhil

Gabriela Simonova

John-Paul Tung, Melinda Dean, Michael Reade

Developing laboratory models to help translate findings from the sheep model to the clinical setting.

UQ

PhD

Annette Sultana

Rena Hirani, Robert Flower, Louise Hafner, David Roxby and David Irving

Investigation of different mechanisms that contribute to the development of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI).

UQ

PhD

Shaba Vakalia

Michael Reade, John-Paul Tung

Evaluating the benefits of extended blood group genotyping in chronically transfused patients.

QUT

PhD

Lauren Waters

Lacey Johnson, Matthew Padula

Improving platelet products for transfusion by investigating alternative storage strategies.

UTS

PhD

Peter Watson-Brown (current)

Helen Faddy, Robert Flower

Assessing the risk of Zika virus transmission in Australia.

UQ

MBBS Honours