Development of an Ultra-High Speed Spinning Disk Confocal micro-PIV Platform for the Investigation of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Jackson, Shaun (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Mitchell, Arnan A. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nesbitt, Warwick (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Tovar-Lopez, Francisco (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cooper, Mark (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this project is to develop and establish a state-of-the-art micro-rheology imaging facility within the
Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University. We aim to build an ultra-high speed spinning disk
confocal imaging workstation that will be tailored to specifically investigate blood flow dynamics
(haemodynamics) and blood cell (platelet and leukocyte) function in both in vitro and in vivo model systems.
The overarching aim of this application forms part of a broader research program aimed at investigating the
role of haemodynamic parameters in initiating and driving thrombotic and inflammatory mechanisms in the
context of cardiovascular disease.
Effective start/end date1/01/1231/12/13


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$330,000.00
  • RMIT University
  • Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Monash University