Dr Ayad Anwer
Laboratory Manager

Dr Ayad Anwer

PhD: Biology/Biophotonics, 1999-2003.

Master: Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis/Biological Science), 2011-2013

Master: Biology/Histology & Physiology, 1993-1995

Bachelor: Biology /Microbiology ( Hons), 1987-1991. 

Engineering
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Dr Ayad Anwer is a Microbiologist, Microscopist, and biological specimen preparation expert. His Ph.D. research focused on Laser application in Biology and Biophotonics, and his Master in Microscopy and Microanalysis (USYD) focused on correlative confocal and electron Microscopy. He is currently a research associate, laboratory manager at the school of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW, and Honorary senior research fellow at the department of clinical medicine, Macquarie university. Since 2007, Dr. Anwer has been working in many areas of Biophotonics including autofluorescence of biological specimens, laser photobiomodulation, correlative microscopy, and Hyperspectral imaging.

Location
E26 Bioscience Building/ Level 1
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Campbell JM; Walters SN; Habibalahi A; Mahbub SB; Anwer AG; Handley S; Grey ST; Goldys EM, 2023, 'Pancreatic Islet Viability Assessment Using Hyperspectral Imaging of Autofluorescence', Cells, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cells12182302
    Journal articles | 2022
    Habibalahi A; Allende A; Michael J; Anwer AG; Campbell J; Mahbub SB; Bala C; Coroneo MT; Goldys EM, 2022, 'Pterygium and Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: Optical Biopsy Using a Novel Autofluorescence Multispectral Imaging Technique', Cancers, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers14061591
    Journal articles | 2021
    Clement S; Anwer AG; Pires L; Campbell J; Wilson BC; Goldys EM, 2021, 'Radiodynamic therapy using tat peptide‐targeted verteporfin‐encapsulated plga nanoparticles', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22126425
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gosnell ME; Staikopoulos V; Anwer AG; Mahbub SB; Hutchinson MR; Mustafa S; Goldys EM, 2021, 'Autofluorescent imprint of chronic constriction nerve injury identified by deep learning', Neurobiology of Disease, 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2021.105528
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mahbub SB; Nguyen LT; Habibalahi A; Campbell JM; Anwer AG; Qadri UM; Gill A; Chou A; Wong MG; Gosnell ME; Pollock CA; Saad S; Goldys EM, 2021, 'Non-invasive assessment of exfoliated kidney cells extracted from urine using multispectral autofluorescence features', Scientific Reports, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89758-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mahbub SB; Nguyen LT; Habibalahi A; Campbell JM; Anwer AG; Qadri UM; Gill A; Chou A; Wong MG; Gosnell ME; Pollock CA; Saad S; Goldys EM, 2021, 'Publisher Correction: Non-invasive assessment of exfoliated kidney cells extracted from urine using multispectral autofluorescence features (Scientific Reports, (2021), 11, 1, (10655), 10.1038/s41598-021-89758-4)', Scientific Reports, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96178-x
    Journal articles | 2021
    Peguda HK; Mahbub SB; Sherpa TD; Subedi D; Habibalahi A; Anwer AG; Gu Z; Willcox MDP; Goldys EM; Carnt NA, 2021, 'The autofluorescence patterns of acanthamoeba castellanii, pseudomonas aeruginosa and staphylococcus aureus: Effects of antibiotics and tetracaine', Pathogens, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10070894
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rozova VS; Anwer AG; Guller AE; Es HA; Khabir Z; Sokolova AI; Gavrilov MU; Goldys EM; Warkiani ME; Thiery JP; Zvyagin AV, 2021, 'Machine learning reveals mesenchymal breast carcinoma cell adaptation in response to matrix stiffness', PLoS Computational Biology, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009193
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang B; Chan YL; Li G; Ho KF; Anwer AG; Smith BJ; Guo H; Jalaludin B; Herbert C; Thomas PS; Liao J; Chapman DG; Foster PS; Saad S; Chen H; Oliver BG, 2021, 'Maternal particulate matter exposure impairs lung health and is associated with mitochondrial damage', Antioxidants, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antiox10071029
    Journal articles | 2020
    Habibalahi A; Moghari MD; Campbell JM; Anwer AG; Mahbub SB; Gosnell M; Saad S; Pollock C; Goldys EM, 2020, 'Non-invasive real-time imaging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) using auto-fluorescence multispectral imaging technique: A novel tool for redox biology', Redox Biology, 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2020.101561
    Journal articles | 2020
    Thejer BM; Adhikary PP; Teakel SL; Fang J; Weston PA; Gurusinghe S; Anwer AG; Gosnell M; Jazayeri JA; Ludescher M; Gray LA; Pawlak M; Wallace RH; Pant SD; Wong M; Fischer T; New EJ; Fehm TN; Neubauer H; Goldys EM; Quinn JC; Weston LA; Cahill MA, 2020, 'PGRMC1 effects on metabolism, genomic mutation and CpG methylation imply crucial roles in animal biology and disease', BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12860-020-00268-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Campbell JM; Habibalahi A; Mahbub S; Gosnell M; Anwer AG; Paton S; Gronthos S; Goldys E, 2019, 'Non-destructive, label free identification of cell cycle phase in cancer cells by multispectral microscopy of autofluorescence', BMC Cancer, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-019-6463-x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Habibalahi A; Allende A; Bala C; Anwer AG; Mukhopadhyay S; Goldys EM, 2019, 'Optimized Autofluorescence Spectral Signature for Non-Invasive Diagnostics of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN)', IEEE Access, 7, pp. 141343 - 141351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2942959
    Journal articles | 2019
    Habibalahi A; Bala C; Allende A; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2019, 'Novel automated non invasive detection of ocular surface squamous neoplasia using multispectral autofluorescence imaging', Ocular Surface, 17, pp. 540 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2019.03.003
    Journal articles | 2019
    Islam K; Mahbub SB; Clement S; Guller A; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2019, 'Autofluorescence excitation-emission matrices as a quantitative tool for the assessment of meat quality', J Biophotonics, pp. e201900237 - e201900237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbio.201900237
    Journal articles | 2019
    Li G; Chan YL; Nguyen LT; Mak C; Zaky A; Anwer AG; Shi Y; Nguyen T; Pollock CA; Oliver BG; Saad S; Chen H, 2019, 'Impact of maternal e-cigarette vapor exposure on renal health in the offspring', Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1452, pp. 65 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14174
    Journal articles | 2019
    Li G; Chan YL; Sukjamnong S; Anwer AG; Vindin H; Padula M; Zakarya R; George J; Oliver BG; Saad S; Chen H, 2019, 'A Mitochondrial specific antioxidant reverses metabolic dysfunction and fatty liver induced by maternal cigarette smoke in mice', Nutrients, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11071669
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu G; Bursill C; Cartland SP; Anwer AG; Parker LM; Zhang K; Feng S; He M; Inglis DW; Kavurma MM; Hutchinson MR; Goldys EM, 2019, 'A Nanoparticle-Based Affinity Sensor that Identifies and Selects Highly Cytokine-Secreting Cells', iScience, 20, pp. 137 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2019.09.019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mahbub SB; Guller A; Campbell JM; Anwer AG; Gosnell ME; Vesey G; Goldys EM, 2019, 'Non-Invasive Monitoring of Functional State of Articular Cartilage Tissue with Label-Free Unsupervised Hyperspectral Imaging', Sci Rep, 9, pp. 4398 - 4398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40942-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang F; Deng F; Liu GJ; Middleton R; Inglis DW; Anwer A; Wang S; Liu G, 2019, 'IFN-γ-induced signal-on fluorescence aptasensors: From hybridization chain reaction amplification to 3D optical fiber sensing interface towards a deployable device for cytokine sensing', Molecular Systems Design and Engineering, 4, pp. 872 - 881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9me00047j
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang K; Arman A; Anwer AG; Hutchinson MR; Goldys EM, 2019, 'An optical fiber based immunosensor for localized detection of IL-1Β in rat spinal cord', Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 282, pp. 122 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.11.054
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chen H; Chan YL; Linnane C; Mao Y; Anwer AG; Sapkota A; Annissa TF; Herok G; Vissel B; Oliver BG; Saad S; Gorrie CA, 2018, 'L-Carnitine and extendin-4 improve outcomes following moderate brain contusion injury', Scientific Reports, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29430-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chen W; Deng W; Xu X; Zhao X; Vo JN; Anwer AG; Williams TC; Cui H; Goldys EM, 2018, 'Photoresponsive endosomal escape enhances gene delivery using liposome-polycation-DNA (LPD) nanovectors', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, pp. 5269 - 5281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8tb00994e
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ma K; Zhang F; Sayyadi N; Chen W; Anwer AG; Care A; Xu B; Tian W; Goldys EM; Liu G, 2018, '"Turn-on" Fluorescent Aptasensor Based on AIEgen Labeling for the Localization of IFN-γ in Live Cells', ACS Sensors, 3, pp. 320 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.7b00720
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sukjamnong S; Chan YL; Zakarya R; Nguyen LT; Anwer AG; Zaky AA; Santiyanont R; Oliver BG; Goldys E; Pollock CA; Chen H; Saad S, 2018, 'MitoQ supplementation prevent long-term impact of maternal smoking on renal development, oxidative stress and mitochondrial density in male mice offspring', Scientific Reports, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24949-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Clement S; Chen W; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2017, 'Verteprofin conjugated to gold nanoparticles for fluorescent cellular bioimaging and X-ray mediated photodynamic therapy', Microchimica Acta, 184, pp. 1765 - 1771, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00604-017-2145-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Feng SL; Skelley AM; Anwer AG; Liu G; Inglis DW, 2017, 'Maximizing particle concentration in deterministic lateral displacement arrays', Biomicrofluidics, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4981014
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mahbub SB; Plöschner M; Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2017, 'Statistically strong label-free quantitative identification of native fluorophores in a biological sample', Scientific Reports, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-15952-y
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rehman AU; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2017, 'Programmable LED-based integrating sphere light source for wide-field fluorescence microscopy', Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, 20, pp. 201 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pdpdt.2017.10.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rehman AU; Anwer AG; Gosnell ME; Mahbub SB; Liu G; Goldys EM, 2017, 'Fluorescence quenching of free and bound NADH in hela cells determined by hyperspectral imaging and unmixing of cell autofluorescence', Biomedical Optics Express, 8, pp. 1488 - 1498, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.8.001488
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sutton-Mcdowall ML; Gosnell M; Anwer AG; White M; Purdey M; Abell AD; Goldys EM; Thompson JG, 2017, 'Hyperspectral microscopy can detect metabolic heterogeneity within bovine post-compaction embryos incubated under two oxygen concentrations (7% versus 20%)', Human Reproduction, 32, pp. 2016 - 2025, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dex261
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Cassano JC; Sue CM; Goldys EM, 2016, 'Functional hyperspectral imaging captures subtle details of cell metabolism in olfactory neurosphere cells, disease-specific models of neurodegenerative disorders', Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research, 1863, pp. 56 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamcr.2015.09.030
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Mahbub SB; Menon Perinchery S; Inglis DW; Adhikary PP; Jazayeri JA; Cahill MA; Saad S; Pollock CA; Sutton-Mcdowall ML; Thompson JG; Goldys EM, 2016, 'Quantitative non-invasive cell characterisation and discrimination based on multispectral autofluorescence features', Scientific Reports, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep23453
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen LT; Stangenberg S; Chen H; Al-Odat I; Chan YL; Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Goldys EM; Pollock CA; Saad S, 2015, 'L-carnitine reverses maternal cigarette smoke exposure-induced renal oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in mouse offspring', American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 308, pp. F689 - F696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00417.2014
    Journal articles | 2015
    Stangenberg S; Nguyen LT; Chen H; Al-Odat I; Killingsworth MC; Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Goldys EM; Pollock CA; Saad S, 2015, 'Oxidative stress, mitochondrial perturbations and fetal programming of renal disease induced by maternal smoking', International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 64, pp. 81 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocel.2015.03.017
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wargocki P; Deng W; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2015, 'Medically relevant assays with a simple smartphone and tablet based fluorescence detection system', Sensors (Switzerland), 15, pp. 11653 - 11664, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s150511653
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bader CA; Brooks RD; Ng YS; Sorvina A; Werrett MV; Wright PJ; Anwer AG; Brooks DA; Stagni S; Muzzioli S; Silberstein M; Skelton BW; Goldys EM; Plush SE; Shandala T; Massi M, 2014, 'Modulation of the organelle specificity in Re(i) tetrazolato complexes leads to labeling of lipid droplets', RSC Advances, 4, pp. 16345 - 16351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ra00050a
    Journal articles | 2014
    Drozdowicz-Tomsia K; Anwer AG; Cahill MA; Madlum KN; Maki AM; Baker MS; Goldys EM, 2014, 'Multiphoton fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy reveals free-to-bound NADH ratio changes associated with metabolic inhibition', Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.086016
    Journal articles | 2012
    Anwer AG; Gosnell ME; Perinchery SM; Inglis DW; Goldys EM, 2012, 'Visible 532 nm laser irradiation of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells: Effect on proliferation rates, mitochondria membrane potential and autofluorescence', Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 44, pp. 769 - 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lsm.22083
    Journal articles | 2009
    Anwer AG; Sandeep PM; Goldys EM; Vemulpad S, 2009, 'Distinctive autofluorescence of urine samples from individuals with bacteriuria compared with normals', Clinica Chimica Acta, 401, pp. 73 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2008.11.021
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Handley S; Mahbub SB; Clement S; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2022, 'Label-free assessment of Panc-1 cells viability and changes in metabolic fluorophores followed by radiodynamic therapy (RDT)', in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2608479
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Campbell JM; Walters SN; Mahbub S; Habibalahi A; Anwer A; Grey ST; Goldys E, 2021, 'Pancreatic islet characterisation by the hyperspectral Assessment of autofluorescence: a non-invasive, label-free measure of viability', presented at Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2021, Online, 06 March 2021 - 11 March 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2578220
    Conference Posters | 2021
    Habibalahi A; Dashtbani M; Campbell J; Anwer A; Gosnell M; Saad S; Pollock C; Goldys E, 2021, 'Reactive oxygen species (ROS) measurement using multispectral auto-fluorescence imaging technique: a real-time and Label-free technology', Online, presented at Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2021, Online, 06 March 2021 - 11 March 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Mahbub SB; Campbell JM; Lees FJ; Guller A; Gosnell ME; Anwer A; Crotti T; Wechalekar MD; Hutchinson MR; Goldys E, 2021, 'Quantitative label-free characterisation and discrimination of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis based on hyperspectral autofluorescence features', presented at Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2021, Online only, 06 March 2021 - 11 March 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2578486
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Feng S; Skelley AM; Anwer AG; Liu G; Inglis DW, 2020, 'Maximizing particle concentration in deterministic lateral displacement arrays', in 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2017, pp. 1403 - 1404
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Clement S; Anwer A; Deng W; Wilson BC; Allen C; Goldys E, 2019, 'Nuclear targeted x-ray activated photodynamic therapy: a solution to treat pancreatic cancer', in Proc. SPIE. 10860, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXVIII, San Francisco, USA, presented at SPIE BIOS, San Francisco, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2508957
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Clement S; Anwer A; Deng W; Wilson BC; Goldys E, 2019, 'Targeted drug delivery for X-ray induced Photodynamic Therapy', presented at 10th International Nanomedicine Conference, Sydney Australia, 24 June 2019 - 26 June 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Islam K; Clement S; Mahbub SB; Plochner M; Anwer A; Goldys EM, 2018, 'Autofluorescence excitation – emission matrices and digital imaging as quantitative tools to determine meat quality', presented at SPIE BIOS, San Francisco, USA
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Cassano JC; Sue CM; Mahbub SB; Pernichery SM; Inglis DW; Nadort A; Adhikary PP; Jazayeri JA; Cahill MA; Saad S; Pollock C; Sutton-McDowall ML; Thompson JG; Goldys EM, 2016, 'Non-invasive detection and monitoring of biochemistry in cells and tissues by decomposing autofluorescence', in Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Cassano JC; Sue CM; Mahbub SB; Pernichery SM; Inglis DW; Nadort A; Adhikary PP; Jazayeri JA; Cahill MA; Saad S; Pollock C; Sutton-McDowall ML; Thompson JG; Goldys EM, 2016, 'Non-invasive detection and monitoring of biochemistry in cells and tissues by decomposing autofluorescence', in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/ACPC.2016.AS3I.1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Islam K; Gosnell ME; Ploschner M; Anwer AG; Goldys EM, 2016, 'Non-imaging Optics of multi-LED light source for hyperspectral imaging', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2244670
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Pullen BJ; Nguyen T; Gosnell M; Anwer AG; Goldys E; Nicholls SJ; Psaltis PJ, 2016, 'Label-free assessment of endothelial cell metabolic state using autofluorescent microscopy', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2244642
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Staikopoulos V; Gosnell ME; Anwer AG; Mustafa S; Hutchinson MR; Goldys EM, 2016, 'Hyperspectral imaging of endogenous fluorescent metabolic molecules to identify pain states in central nervous system tissue', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2243158

  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grants Fund (RIBG) 2017, High-throughput Flow-Cytometer ($149, 000), CI.
  • Dr Paul Brock MND NSW Research Grant / Motor Neurone Disease Australia 2017, AI.
  • Macquarie University Research Seeding Grants (MQRSG) 2017. High-throughput field-deployable optical detection of biohazards relevant for national security ($50,000), AI.
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Scheme Large, 2017, UV-Vis-Infrared Double-Beam Spectrophotometer( $91,674), AI.

1- Endeavour Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award /Australian Government /Dept of  Education, Science, and Training  – 2007. Macquarie University –Australia.

2- Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Professional Staff/ Innovation and Process improvement -2017 (Shortlisted).