Alexander, pictured right, works under the supervision of Associate Professor Vera Ignjatovic on blood clot nano-structure, during his Honours year at the Murdoch Children's. The image shows a blood clot generated in the laboratory from whole blood extracted from a paediatric patient. The red blood cells shown in orange are connected up by spider web like bands which is made of a protein called fibrin.
“My Honours project looks at blood clot nano-structure in adults and comparing them to children, which will describe the previously unknown physiological differences between them. The physiological differences have clinical implications in anti coagulation, more-so cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” says Alexander.