Nesbitt Group – Haematology Micro-platforms

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2019 Nesbitt group L-R: Dr Crispin Szydzik, Dr Warwick Nesbitt

Research Goals

To develop and apply lab-on-chip technologies to understand the mechanotransduction mechanisms underlying thrombosis & haemostasis and to develop novel preclinical and clinical diagnostic systems.

Research Overview

The Haematology Micro-platforms Group is part of an ongoing collaboration between The Australian Centre for Blood Diseases and the School of Engineering, RMIT University. This collaborative multidisciplinary group is focused on the development of novel lab on a chip, microfluidic, and sensor systems in conjunction with basic research focussed microfluidic platforms.

Key research areas are clinical haematology diagnostics, drug screening systems, biophotonic sensor development for blood biomarkers, and fundamental research into blood platelet mechanotransduction

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the group, we have several key collaborators across clinical, biomedical, industrial and engineering disciplines including,

Projects & Grant Funding

For current project opportunity descriptions please visit our honours page, or contact Warwick Nesbitt directly.

Our work is funded by the ARC, and NHMRC.

  • Development of a microfluidic blood platelet analyser
    Investigators: Nesbitt W., Mitchell A., Nandurkar H. H., Hamilton J., Thompson P., Tran H.
    Funding: (2019 - 2021). NHMRC Development Grant 1153716
  • Targeting a novel anti-platelet mechanism for improved anti-thrombotic therapy
    Investigators: Hamilton J, Thompson P, Nandurkar H, Andrews R, Nesbitt W. Funding: (2018 - 2021). NHMRC Project Grant 1144210
  • Sticky cells: Understanding and modelling platelet binding in blood
    Investigators: Harvie D, Dunstan D, Nesbitt W. Muir I, Dower S.
    Funding: (2016 - 2019). ARC Linkage Grant LP160100786

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