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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Dr Esra Bozbas

Dr Esra Bozbas

Postdoctoral Research Associate



University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Esra completed her Ph.D. in 2022, which investigated effects of fish oil-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the generation and functions of platelet-derived extracellular vesicles. Prior to her Ph.D., she completed an MSc in Nutrition and Food Science and a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is now a Postdoctoral Associate working within the BioActivEx research group and currently working on the method development to investigate the effects of bioactive compounds on extracellular vesicles.


Ph.D., MSc, BSc.


2022 - Ph.D. Food and Nutritional Science, University of Reading, UK

2017 – M.Sc. Nutrition and Food Science, University of Reading, UK

2014 – B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics, Hacettepe University, Turkey

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Journal articles

Zhou R, Bozbas E, Allen-Redpath K, Yaqoob P (2022). Circulating Extracellular Vesicles Are Strongly Associated with Cardiovascular Risk Markers. FRONTIERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE, 9  Author URL.
Ferreira PM, Bozbas E, Tannetta SD, Alroqaiba N, Zhou R, Crawley JTB, Gibbins JM, Jones CI, Ahnstrom J, Yaqoob P, et al (2020). Mode of induction of platelet-derived extracellular vesicles is a critical determinant of their phenotype and function. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1).  Author URL.


Bozbas E, Zhou R, Ferreira P, Allen-Redpath K, Yaqoob P (In Press). Association between circulating extracellular vesicles and thrombogenic risk markers for cardiovascular disease. ISEV2020.
Zhou R, Bozbas E, Ferreira P, Yaqoob P (In Press). Cardiovascular risk markers are strongly related to numbers of circulating extracellular vesicles. ISEV2020.
Bozbas E, Zhou R, Allen-Redpath K, Yaqoob P (In Press). OF15.02 Effects of n-3 PUFAs on the coagulatory behaviour of EVs generated in vitro from washed platelets.
Bozbas E, Zhou R, Allen-Redpath K, Yaqoob P (2021). Effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on thrombogenic risk markers in subjects with moderate risk for CVD.  Author URL.
Ferreira PM, Tannetta DS, Bozbas E, Zhou R, Alroqaiba NA, Jones CI, Crawley JT, Gibbins JM, Ahnstrom J, Yaqoob P, et al (2019). Platelet-derived extracellular vesicles have different phenotypes and functional activities depending on their triggered stimuli.  Author URL.

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