Doctor Eileen Roulis

Doctor Eileen Roulis

Dr Eileen Roulis

Senior Research Fellow

Sessional Academic Queensland University of Technology


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Eileen uses genomic sequencing technologies to improve product safety. She leads projects on transfusion-transmitted infections and emerging risks, with a focus on how genomics can be used to complement testing strategies. She is also involved in projects examining blood group antigen profiles from donors of diverse ethnic backgrounds. 

Eileen obtained her PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She holds an adjunct position with QUT, where she is active in undergraduate teaching in microbiology and molecular biology. Eileen has supervised a number of postgraduate students from QUT, University of Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast.

Awards
  • Outstanding Doctoral Thesis, QUT (2016)
Leadership
  • Associate supervisor of two PhD students, QUT and University of Queensland
  • Associate supervisor of Honours student, University of the Sunshine Coast

Key publications

Low Genetic Diversity of Hepatitis B Virus Surface Gene amongst Australian Blood Donors.
Phan N.M.H., Faddy H.M., Flower R.L., Dimech W.J., Spann K.M., Roulis E.V.
2021
Viruses
13(7):1275.
Targeted exome sequencing designed for blood group, platelet, and neutrophil antigen investigations: Proof‐of‐principle study for a customized single‐test system.
Roulis E, Schoeman E, Hobbs M, Jones G, Burton M, Pahn G, Liew YW, Flower R and Hyland CA.
2020
Transfusion
60: 2108– 2120.
In Silico Analysis of Genetic Diversity of Human Hepatitis B Virus in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Phan, NNH, Faddy H, Flower R, Spann K, Roulis E.
2020
Viruses
12(4), 427
Comprehensive blood group antigen profile predictions for Western Desert Indigenous Australians from whole exome sequence data
Schoeman EM, Roulis EV, Perry MA, Flower RL and Hyland CA
2019
Transfusion
59: 768-778.
Molecular Basis and Clinical Overview of McLeod Syndrome Compared With Other Neuroacanthocytosis Syndromes: A Review
Roulis E, Hyland C, Flower R, Gassner C, Jung HH, Frey BM.
2018
JAMA Neurol.
75(12):1554–1562.

* This research was completed prior to starting with Lifeblood

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