Associate Professor Robert Flower

Adjunct Associate Professor
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

Telephone +61 7 3838 9020
Fax +61 7 38389428

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Selected grants

2004

  • Study into changes in red cell adhesion proteins in storage and are these related to posttransfusion survival of red cells; Flower R; Australasian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Quantock, K., Lopez, G., Hyland, C., Liew, Y., Flower, R., Niemann, F., Joyce, A. (2017). Anti-D in a mother, hemizygous for the variant RHD*DNB gene, associated with hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. Transfusion, 57(8), 1938-1943. [More Information]
  • Shrestha, A., Flower, R., Seed, C., Keller, A., Hoad, V., Harley, R., Leader, R., Polkinghorne, B., Furlong, C., Faddy, H. (2017). Hepatitis E virus infections in travellers: assessing the threat to the Australian blood supply. Blood Transfusion, 15(3), 191-198. [More Information]
  • Hoad, V., Seed, C., Fryk, J., Harley, R., Flower, R., Hogema, B., Kiely, P., Faddy, H. (2017). Hepatitis E virus RNA in Australian blood donors: prevalence and risk assessment. Vox Sanguinis, 112(7), 614-621. [More Information]
  • Ki, K., Johnson, L., Faddy, H., Flower, R., Marks, D., Dean, M. (2017). Immunomodulatory effect of cryopreserved platelets: altered BDCA3(+) dendritic cell maturation and activation in vitro. Transfusion, 57(12), 2878-2887. [More Information]
  • Hyland, C., Millard, G., O'Brien, H., Schoeman, E., Lopez, G., McGowan, E., Tremellen, A., Puddephatt, R., Gaerty, K., Flower, R., Hyett, J., et al (2017). Non-invasive fetal RHD genotyping for RhD negative women stratified into RHD gene deletion or variant groups: comparative accuracy using two blood collection tube types. Pathology, 49(7), 757-764. [More Information]
  • Gordon, L., Hyland, C., Hyett, J., O'Brien, H., Millard, G., Flower, R., Gardener, G. (2017). Non-invasive fetal RHD genotyping of RhD negative pregnant women for targeted anti-D therapy in Australia: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Prenatal Diagnosis, 37(12), 1245-1253. [More Information]
  • Faddy, H., Flower, R., Seed, C., Ismay, S., Ong, E., Linnen, J., Cory, R., Holmberg, J., Hall, R., Setoh, Y., et al (2016). Detection of emergent strains of West Nile virus with a blood screening assay. Transfusion, 56(6 Pt 2), 1503-1507. [More Information]
  • Tan, J., Armstrong, N., Yuan, F., Flower, R., Dyer, W. (2015). Identification of genetic polymorphisms that predict responder/non-responder profiles to the RhD antigen. Molecular Immunology, 68(2), 628-633. [More Information]
  • Hyland, C., Gardener, G., O’Brien, H., Millard, G., Gibbons, K., Tremellen, A., Ochoa-Garay, G., Flower, R., Hyett, J. (2014). Strategy for managing maternal variant RHD alleles in Rhesus D negative obstetric populations during fetal RHD genotyping. Prenatal Diagnosis, 34(1), 56-62. [More Information]
  • Gardener, G., Legler, T., Hyett, J., Liew, Y., Flower, R., Hyland, C. (2012). Anti-D in pregnant women with the RHD(IVS3+1G>A)-associated DEL phenotype. Transfusion, 52(9), 2016-2019. [More Information]
  • Hyland, C., Gardener, G., Davies, H., Ahvenainen, M., Flower, R., Irwin, D., Morris, J., Ward, C., Hyett, J. (2009). Evaluation of non-invasive prenatal RHD genotyping of the fetus. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(1), 21-25. [More Information]
  • Kamhieh, S., Hodgson, J., Bode, L., Ludwig, H., Flower, R. (2008). Borna disease virus: evidence of naturally-occurring infection in cats in Australia. A P M I S Supplementum, 116(124), 50-52. [More Information]
  • Flower, R., Kamhieh, S., McLean, L., Bode, L., Ludwig, H., Ward, C. (2008). Human Borna disease virus infection in Australia: Serological markers of infection in multi-transfused patients. A P M I S Supplementum, 116(124), 89-93. [More Information]
  • Kamhieh, S., Flower, R. (2006). Borna disease virus (BDV) infection in cats. A concise review based on current knowledge. Veterinary Quarterly. [More Information]
  • Flower, R., Kamhieh, S. (2006). Letter to the Editor refuting "Epidemiological pattern of classical Borna disease and regional genetic clustering of Borna disease viruses point towards the existence of to-date unknown endemic reservoir host populations" by Ralf Durrwald, Jolanta Kolodziejek, Aemero Muluneh, Sibylle Herzog and Norbert Nowotny, Microbes and Infection 8 (2006) 917-929. Microbes and Infection, 8(5), 1419-1420. [More Information]
  • Kamhieh, S., Hodgson, J., Bode, L., Ludwig, H., Ward, C., Flower, R. (2006). No evidence of endemic Borna disease virus infection in Australian horses in contrast with endemic infection in other continents. Archives of Virology, 151(4), 709-719. [More Information]
  • Flower, R., Ludwig, H. (2006). Presence of Borna disease virus (BDV)-specific structural components in human blood plasma. Journal Of Clinical Virology, 36(4), 312-3; author reply 314. [More Information]
  • Chen, V., Thrift, K., Morel-Kopp, M., Jackson, D., Ward, C., Flower, R. (2004). An Immediate Hemolytic Reaction Induced By Repeated Administration Of Oxaliplatin. Transfusion, 44(6), 838-843. [More Information]
  • Flower, R., Tocchetti, E., Lloyd,, J. (2001). Assessment of in vitro-generated platelet microparticles using a modified flow cytometric strategy. Thrombosis Research, 103, 47-55.
  • Flower, R., Hodge, S., Hodge, G., Han, P. (2001). Cord blood leucocyte expression of functionally significant molecules involved in the regulation of cellular immunity. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 53, 72-78.
  • Flower, R. (2001). Development of a web-based informatics educational exercise in genomics. Online Journal of Bioinformatics, 1, 22-25.
  • Flower, R., Semple, S., Pyke,, S., Reynolds, G. (2001). In vitro antiviral activity of the anthraquinone chrysophanic acid against poliovirus. Antiviral Research, 49, 169-178.
  • Flower, R., Hodge, S., Hodge, G., Holmes,, M., Scicchitano, R. (2001). Interleukin-4 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibit transforming growth factor-beta production in a human bronchial epithelial cell line: possible relevance to inflammatory mechanisms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respirology, 6, 205-211.

2017

  • Quantock, K., Lopez, G., Hyland, C., Liew, Y., Flower, R., Niemann, F., Joyce, A. (2017). Anti-D in a mother, hemizygous for the variant RHD*DNB gene, associated with hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. Transfusion, 57(8), 1938-1943. [More Information]
  • Shrestha, A., Flower, R., Seed, C., Keller, A., Hoad, V., Harley, R., Leader, R., Polkinghorne, B., Furlong, C., Faddy, H. (2017). Hepatitis E virus infections in travellers: assessing the threat to the Australian blood supply. Blood Transfusion, 15(3), 191-198. [More Information]
  • Hoad, V., Seed, C., Fryk, J., Harley, R., Flower, R., Hogema, B., Kiely, P., Faddy, H. (2017). Hepatitis E virus RNA in Australian blood donors: prevalence and risk assessment. Vox Sanguinis, 112(7), 614-621. [More Information]
  • Ki, K., Johnson, L., Faddy, H., Flower, R., Marks, D., Dean, M. (2017). Immunomodulatory effect of cryopreserved platelets: altered BDCA3(+) dendritic cell maturation and activation in vitro. Transfusion, 57(12), 2878-2887. [More Information]
  • Hyland, C., Millard, G., O'Brien, H., Schoeman, E., Lopez, G., McGowan, E., Tremellen, A., Puddephatt, R., Gaerty, K., Flower, R., Hyett, J., et al (2017). Non-invasive fetal RHD genotyping for RhD negative women stratified into RHD gene deletion or variant groups: comparative accuracy using two blood collection tube types. Pathology, 49(7), 757-764. [More Information]
  • Gordon, L., Hyland, C., Hyett, J., O'Brien, H., Millard, G., Flower, R., Gardener, G. (2017). Non-invasive fetal RHD genotyping of RhD negative pregnant women for targeted anti-D therapy in Australia: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Prenatal Diagnosis, 37(12), 1245-1253. [More Information]

2016

  • Faddy, H., Flower, R., Seed, C., Ismay, S., Ong, E., Linnen, J., Cory, R., Holmberg, J., Hall, R., Setoh, Y., et al (2016). Detection of emergent strains of West Nile virus with a blood screening assay. Transfusion, 56(6 Pt 2), 1503-1507. [More Information]

2015

  • Tan, J., Armstrong, N., Yuan, F., Flower, R., Dyer, W. (2015). Identification of genetic polymorphisms that predict responder/non-responder profiles to the RhD antigen. Molecular Immunology, 68(2), 628-633. [More Information]

2014

  • Hyland, C., Gardener, G., O’Brien, H., Millard, G., Gibbons, K., Tremellen, A., Ochoa-Garay, G., Flower, R., Hyett, J. (2014). Strategy for managing maternal variant RHD alleles in Rhesus D negative obstetric populations during fetal RHD genotyping. Prenatal Diagnosis, 34(1), 56-62. [More Information]

2012

  • Gardener, G., Legler, T., Hyett, J., Liew, Y., Flower, R., Hyland, C. (2012). Anti-D in pregnant women with the RHD(IVS3+1G>A)-associated DEL phenotype. Transfusion, 52(9), 2016-2019. [More Information]

2009

  • Hyland, C., Gardener, G., Davies, H., Ahvenainen, M., Flower, R., Irwin, D., Morris, J., Ward, C., Hyett, J. (2009). Evaluation of non-invasive prenatal RHD genotyping of the fetus. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(1), 21-25. [More Information]

2008

  • Kamhieh, S., Hodgson, J., Bode, L., Ludwig, H., Flower, R. (2008). Borna disease virus: evidence of naturally-occurring infection in cats in Australia. A P M I S Supplementum, 116(124), 50-52. [More Information]
  • Flower, R., Kamhieh, S., McLean, L., Bode, L., Ludwig, H., Ward, C. (2008). Human Borna disease virus infection in Australia: Serological markers of infection in multi-transfused patients. A P M I S Supplementum, 116(124), 89-93. [More Information]

2006

  • Kamhieh, S., Flower, R. (2006). Borna disease virus (BDV) infection in cats. A concise review based on current knowledge. Veterinary Quarterly. [More Information]
  • Flower, R., Kamhieh, S. (2006). Letter to the Editor refuting "Epidemiological pattern of classical Borna disease and regional genetic clustering of Borna disease viruses point towards the existence of to-date unknown endemic reservoir host populations" by Ralf Durrwald, Jolanta Kolodziejek, Aemero Muluneh, Sibylle Herzog and Norbert Nowotny, Microbes and Infection 8 (2006) 917-929. Microbes and Infection, 8(5), 1419-1420. [More Information]
  • Kamhieh, S., Hodgson, J., Bode, L., Ludwig, H., Ward, C., Flower, R. (2006). No evidence of endemic Borna disease virus infection in Australian horses in contrast with endemic infection in other continents. Archives of Virology, 151(4), 709-719. [More Information]
  • Flower, R., Ludwig, H. (2006). Presence of Borna disease virus (BDV)-specific structural components in human blood plasma. Journal Of Clinical Virology, 36(4), 312-3; author reply 314. [More Information]

2004

  • Chen, V., Thrift, K., Morel-Kopp, M., Jackson, D., Ward, C., Flower, R. (2004). An Immediate Hemolytic Reaction Induced By Repeated Administration Of Oxaliplatin. Transfusion, 44(6), 838-843. [More Information]

2001

  • Flower, R., Tocchetti, E., Lloyd,, J. (2001). Assessment of in vitro-generated platelet microparticles using a modified flow cytometric strategy. Thrombosis Research, 103, 47-55.
  • Flower, R., Hodge, S., Hodge, G., Han, P. (2001). Cord blood leucocyte expression of functionally significant molecules involved in the regulation of cellular immunity. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 53, 72-78.
  • Flower, R. (2001). Development of a web-based informatics educational exercise in genomics. Online Journal of Bioinformatics, 1, 22-25.
  • Flower, R., Semple, S., Pyke,, S., Reynolds, G. (2001). In vitro antiviral activity of the anthraquinone chrysophanic acid against poliovirus. Antiviral Research, 49, 169-178.
  • Flower, R., Hodge, S., Hodge, G., Holmes,, M., Scicchitano, R. (2001). Interleukin-4 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibit transforming growth factor-beta production in a human bronchial epithelial cell line: possible relevance to inflammatory mechanisms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respirology, 6, 205-211.

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