Associate Professor Denese C. Marks

Associate Professor Denese C Marks

A/Prof Denese C. Marks

Research Program Leader

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Sydney

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Denese leads the Product Development team and has over 25 years’ research experience. She holds an adjunct appointment with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney.  Her research focuses on improving blood component processing and storage, including donor attributes that may influence blood component quality, and clinical trials of new blood products.

She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds international  leadership roles with the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative, and the International Society of Blood Transfusion.

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) grant
  • Chief Investigator on two NHMRC-funded clinical trial grants
  • Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council grant
  • Chief investigator on a Medical Research Future Fund grant
  • Chair of the ISBT Working Party for Blood Components
  • Executive committee of ISBT Cellular Therapies Working Party
  • Vox Sanguinis section editor for Blood Component Collection and Processing
  • Regional Director, The ISBT Board of Regional Directors, Western Pacific Region
  • Team leader of the BEST Collaborative Conventional Components Team
  • Reviewer for journals including Transfusion, Vox Sanguinis, Platelets, Journal of Transfusion and Apheresis Science, and Journal of Proteomics
  • Abstract reviewer for ISBT and AABB conference submissions

Key publications

A randomized, controlled pilot clinical trial of cryopreserved platelets for perioperative surgical bleeding: the CLIP-I trial (Editorial, p. 2759)
Reade MC, Marks DC, Bellomo R, Deans R, Faulke DJ, Fraser JF, Gattas DJ, Holley AD, Irving DO, Johnson L, Pearse BL, Royse AG, Wong J
A platelet-derived hydrogel improves neovascularisation in full thickness wounds
Rahman MM, Garcia N, Loh YS, Marks DC, Banakh I, Jagadeesan P, Cameron NR, Yung-Chih C, Costa M, Peter K, Cleland H.
Acta Biomaterialia
X- and gamma-irradiation have similar effects on the in vitro quality of stored red cell components.
Marks DC, Webb RG, Linnane C, Aung HH, Dennington PM, Tan JC
Does donor sex influence the potential for transfusion with washed packed red blood cells to limit transfusion-related immune responses in preterm newborns?
Crawford T, Andersen C, Marks DC, Robertson SA, Stark M
Archives of Disease
Cryopreserved platelets: are we there yet?
Marks DC,

* This research was completed prior to starting with Lifeblood