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 Society of Blood Transfusion/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • 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: reviews on animal diseases. [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.
  • 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.

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: reviews on animal diseases. [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.

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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