Molecular Biology and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

About our research

The thrust of our research is concerned with gene expression and regulation in pigmented cells of the eye (retinal pigment epithelial, trabecular meshwork, uveal melanocytes), with particular emphasis on cellular processes such as proteolysis, apoptosis, extracellular matrix and cytoskeleton modelling.

We aim to further the understanding of fundamental molecular processes and pathways underlying eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, uveal melanoma and glaucoma. Through this we can support progress in their diagnosis and treatment.


‌‌December 2017 - Ocular Molecular Biology and Mechanisms of Disease Group







Welcoming visitors from Thailand and Germany in the new labs, May 2017. 

First Winter in Apex II 2015

Together in the office at the end of 2014.


 In the lab...


With Lamb Banana

... and with the Royal Hospital Lamb Banana.


Bowling team represented by 3 continents (Asia, Europe and South America), 3 European countries (Germany, Romania and UK) and 3 UK counties (Merseyside, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire).