Emily Kerr

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Exploiting the distinct excitation and emission properties of concomitant electrochemiluminophores in conjunction with the inherent color selectivity of a conventional digital camera, we create a new strategy for multiplexed electrogenerated chemiluminescence detection, suitable for the development of low-cost, portable clinical diagnostic devices. Red,(More)
The introduction of a 'co-reactant' was a critical step in the evolution of electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) from a laboratory curiosity to a widely utilised detection system. In conjunction with a suitable electrochemiluminophore, the co-reactant enables generation of both the oxidised and reduced precursors to the emitting species at a single(More)
We demonstrate the mixed annihilation electrogenerated chemiluminescence of tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(ii) with various cyclometalated iridium(iii) chelates. Compared to mixed ECL systems comprising organic luminophores, the absence of T-route pathways enables effective predictions of the observed ECL based on simple estimations of the exergonicity of(More)
Compared to tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium(III) ([Ir(ppy)3 ]), iridium(III) complexes containing difluorophenylpyridine (df-ppy) and/or an ancillary triazolylpyridine ligand [3-phenyl-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylpyridinato (ptp) or 1-benzyl-1,2,3-triazol-4-ylpyridine (ptb)] exhibit considerable hypsochromic shifts (ca. 25-60 nm), due to the significant stabilising(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) mediate immunologic selection pressure by both cytolytic and noncytolytic mechanisms. Non cytolytic mechanisms include the release of beta-chemokines blocking entry of R5 HIV-1 strains. In addition, CD8(+) cells inhibit X4 virus isolates via release of as yet poorly characterized(More)
Recent reports have implicated polymorphisms in the brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene region in the etiology of several psychiatric phenotypes, including bipolar disorder. Significant disease association has been reported for the G allele at SNP rs6265, which encodes for Valine at position 66 of BDNF (Val66Met), an apparently functional variant(More)
PURPOSE Understanding individual factors associated with return to work (RTW) post-injury is an important goal of compensation systems research. The aim of the present study was to determine factors associated with time to return to work following acute unintentional injuries. METHODS A prospective cohort study was conducted in Victoria, Australia. The(More)
PURPOSE To examine the frequency, distribution and determinants of a change in recovery expectations following non-life threatening acute orthopaedic trauma to Victorian workers. It is proposed that interventions to modify recovery expectations may reduce the burden associated with injury. However, it is not known whether recovery expectations change over(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence to support use of local anaesthetic (LA) wound infiltration in breast surgery. This study seeks to examine whether wound infiltration of bupivacaine (0.25%) decreases post-operative pain and analgesic use, without increasing post-operative complications. METHODS A prospective single-blind study was undertaken of 90(More)
A spectrophone measures absorptivity by sensing thermal expansion in a confined sample gas. Laser source excitation provides sufficient radiation to measure precisely very weak absorptivities at laser wavelengths. This paper describes the theoretical capability, design considerations, and experimental testing of a pulsed ruby laser absorptivity spectrophone(More)