Patrick Asare

Patrick Asare

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Summary

Dr Asare is a post-doctoral researcher with the Inflammatory Lung Disease Research Group based in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He is a pharmacist interested in improving the current standard of healthcare through discovery of innovative medicines.

Research experience

Dr Asare has gained knowledge and skills required for creating novel breakthrough against cancer, inflammatory lung and cardiovascular diseases-from R&D to clinical trials. As a leader of a clinical study that seeks to investigate the repurposing of pharmaceutical products, Patrick has been able to establish a network of collaboration with clinicians and other leading research groups across hospitals and research centers in Australia. He is able to draw on his experience in patient recruitment, assessment and monitoring to successfully complete clinical research projects. Dr Asare enjoys analyzing and interpreting complex data to arrive at a valid conclusion. 

Areas of expertise: Clinical trials | coordinating research activities | leading clinical research teams | compliance with SOP, GMP, safety and quality guidelines, and company and legislative regulations.

Specific Skills: Flow cytometry | Inflammatory Diseases | Scientific Writing | Patients assessment, monitoring and recruitment | Partnership Management | Stakeholder Engagement | Data Analysis | Project Management | Scientific Presentations | Clinical Trial Management | Western Blotting | RT-PCR | ELISA |Cell culture | Animal/pre-clinical studies

Publications: 17 publications since 2015 (8 conference papers, with a further 2 manuscripts in preparation).

Evidence of success and emerging reputation in the field:

  • 2020 Recipient of the prestigious South Australia New Investigator Award presented by the peak society for Respiratory medicine in Australia and New Zealand (Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, TSANZ).
  • 2021 Selection as a finalist for National TSANZ Ann Woolock New Investigator Award (note, these prestigious awards are given to only one person per year working in Australia or New Zealand).
  • 2020 Award of Royal Adelaide Hospital Medical Staff Society Research Prize
  • 2021 Dean’s Commendation of Doctoral Thesis Excellence Award from the University of Adelaide.
  • 2022 Appointment as Laboratory Manager of the internationally recognised Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease Research Lab of the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Collaborations: Dr Asare has already established collaborative networks with leading research groups and clinicians in South Australia including the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Basil Hetzel Institute and Robinson Institute, that ensure access to a constant source of highly valuable well-categorized human sample.

Contribution to Research, Training and Profession: Dr Asare has successfully established all techniques crucial for successful completion of projects including ex vivo, in vitro and in vivo assessment and genotyping of human and murine airway samples, western blot, siRNA, microscopy, flow cytometry and Real-Time PCR. 

  • 2020-present: Invited journal reviewer for Journal of Inflammation and Inflammapharmcology
  • 2020-present: Training and supervising junior staff members
  • 2021-2022: Co-supervisor for a master’s student (awarded higher distinction)

Society memberships and affiliations:

  • 2018-present: Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • 2019-present: Asia Pacific Society for Respirology
  • 2019-present: American Thoracic Society
  • 2022-present: University of Adelaide Alumni
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
    2013 - 2016 Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine China Master's in Medicine
    2008 - 2012 University of Ghana Ghana Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • 2024-Derek Frewin Early Career Early Career Fellowship ($5,000)
  • 2023-MRFF Early to Mid-Career Researchers Grant ($990,064)
  • 2023-Queensland Institute of Medical Research ($110,714) 

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