Mr Liam Whitby | Centre Manager

Mr Liam Whitby

CURRENT POSITION

  • Diretor, UK NEQAS
  • Director, UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping (LI)
  • UK NEQAS Board Divisional Representative Haematology Division
  • UK NEQAS Vice-President for IT and working groups and fora

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Worked within the NHS since 1990, qualifying as a Biomedical Scientist in Haematology whilst working at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield in 1992
  • Transferred to UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping, based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (now art of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals) in 1998

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Fletcher, M.,Whitby, L., Whitby, A. and Barnett, D. Current International Flow Cytometric Practices for the Detection and Monitoring of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria Clones: A UK NEQAS Survey. Cytometry Part B 2016; 00B: 000–000
  • Whitby L., Whitby A., Fletcher M., and Barnett D. “Current laboratory practices in flow cytometry for the enumeration of CD4(+) T-lymphocyte subsets.,” Cytometry B. Clin. Cytom., Mar. 2015.
  • Wang, L., Stebbings, R., Gaigalas, A. K., Sutherland, J., Kammel, M., John, M., Roemer, B., Kuhne, M., Schneider, R. J., Braun, M., Engel, A., Dikshit, D., Abbasi, F., Marti, G. E., Sassi, M., Revel, L., Kim, S. K., Baradez, M., Lekishvili, T., Marshall, D., Whitby, L., Jing, W., Ost, V., Vonsky, M. and Neukammer, J. (2015), Quantification of cells with specific phenotypes II: Determination of CD4 expression level on reconstituted lyophilized human PBMC labelled with anti-CD4 FITC antibody. Cytometry, 87: 254–261
  • Stebbings, R., Wang, L., Sutherland, J., Kammel, M., Gaigalas, A. K., John, M., Roemer, B., Kuhne, M., Schneider, R. J., Braun, M., Engel, A., Dikshit, D. K., Abbasi, F., Marti, G. E., Paola Sassi, M., Revel, L., Kim, S.-K., Baradez, M.-O., Lekishvili, T., Marshall, D., Whitby, L., Jing, W., Ost, V., Vonsky, M. and Neukammer, J. (2015), Quantification of cells with specific phenotypes I: Determination of CD4+ cell count per microliter in reconstituted lyophilized human PBMC prelabeled with anti-CD4 FITC antibody. Cytometry, 87: 244–253.
  • Clark, J. R., Scott, S. D., Jack, A. L., Lee, H., Mason, J., Carter, G. I., Pearce, L., Jackson, T., Clouston, H., Sproul, A., Keen, L., Molloy, K., Folarin, N., Whitby, L., Snowden, J. A., Reilly, J. T. and Barnett, D. (2015), Monitoring of chimerism following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT): Technical recommendations for the use of Short Tandem Repeat (STR) based techniques, on behalf of the United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping Chimerism Working Group. Br J Haematol, 168: 26–37.
  • Fletcher M,Sutherland DR, Whitby L, Whitby A, Richards SJ, Acton E, Keeney M, Borowitz M, Illingworth A, Reilly JT, and Barnett D. Standardizing Leucocyte PNH Clone Detection: An International Study. Cytometry Part B 2014; 86B: 311–318.
  • Whitby L,Whitby A, Fletcher M, Helbert M, Reilly JT, Barnett D. Comparison of methodological data measurement limits in CD4+ T lymphocyte flow cytometric enumeration and their clinical impact on HIV management. Cytometry Part B 2013; 84B: 248–254.
  • Whitby, A., Whitby, L., Fletcher, M., Reilly, J. T., Sutherland, D. R., Keeney, M. and Barnett, D. (2012), ISHAGE protocol: Are we doing it correctly?. Cytometry, 82B: 9–17.
  • Barnett, D., Whitby, L., Wong, J., Louzao, R., Reilly, J. T. and Denny, T. N. (2012),VERITAS?: A Time for VERIQAS™ and a new approach to training, education, and the quality assessment of CD4+ T lymphocyte counting (I). Cytometry, 82B: 93–100

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ROLES INCLUDE

  • Honorary Research Fellow at University of Sheffield
  • Member of International Clinical Cytometry Society working group on Quality and Standardisation