Dr Ayad Anwer
Laboratory Manager

Dr Ayad Anwer

  • Master in Applied Science (Microscopy and Microanalysis/Biological Science) ACMM/ The University of Sydney (2010-2012).
  • PhD in Biology/ laser applications College of Science / Baghdad University- Baghdad- Iraq Recognized by DEEWR/ Australian Government (1999-2003).
  • Master in Biology/Zoology ( Animals Histology and Physiology) College of Science / Al-Mustansyria University – Baghdad- Iraq, Recognized by DEEWR/ Australian Government (1995-1998)
  • Bachelor degree in Biology / Microbiology ( Hons) College of Science / Al-Mustansyria University – Baghdad- Iraq Recognized by DEEWR/ Australian Government ( 1987-1991).
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.

E26 Bioscience Building/ Level 1
  • 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, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11071669
    Journal articles | 2017
    Feng SL; Skelley AM; Anwer AG; Liu G; Inglis DW, 2017, 'Maximizing particle concentration in deterministic lateral displacement arrays', Biomicrofluidics, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4981014
    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, vol. 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, vol. 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, vol. 308, pp. F689 - F696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00417.2014
    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), vol. 15, pp. 11653 - 11664, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s150511653

  • 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).