RHD STUDENT – AUSTRLALIAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE PROJECTS
PROJECT: Isolation of novel typing antibodies that bind hybrid glycophorin on red blood cells
Serena Ekman is a PhD student, who is currently undertaking her studies in a collaborative effort between the Brisbane Australian Red Cross Blood Service precinct and the ARC Training Centre in Biopharmaceutical Innovation at the AIBN for her project Isolation of novel typing antibodies that bind hybrid glycophorin on red blood cells. Serena has recently completed her degree in Advanced Science from the University of New South Wales majoring in Biotechnology and Microbiology, as well achieving a first class honors at the Garvan Medical Research Institute. She has also participated in a variety of science communication and volunteering events such as the Australian Museum Science Festival, presenting a biotechnology startup for the Peter Farrell Cup Pitching Competition, and volunteering with the Young Scientists of Australia.
BSc Advanced Science (Biotechnology/Microbiology), University of New South Wales.