Molecular Biology and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Ocular Molecular Biology and Mechanisms of Disease

Research is focused on fundamental cellular processes on two major scientific directions:

Proteostasis, regulation of proteolysis and intracellular trafficking

Cell signalling and programmed cell death (apoptosis) regulatory networks

There is a strong track record with close collaborative links on molecular/cellular and systems biology with groups in various institutes on Liverpool, as well as national (Manchester, Leeds, Wolverhampton) and international (USA, China, Thailand, Brazil, Spain, Malaysia) collaborations.

EVS group lab shot


Image: Live RPE cell expressing transfected cystatin C-GFP fusion protein



Professor Luminita Paraoan honoured as ARVO Gold Fellow (Class of 2021)

Luminita Paraoan has been awarded Gold Fellow status by ARVO (Class of 2021). The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmic Research (ARVO) is the premier international eye and vision research organization in the world, with around 11,000 researchers from over 75 countries.  Luminita’s award was given “for exemplary contributions and serving as a role model and mentor for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and to further ARVO’s vision to advance research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders, which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide.


“Solving the RPE puzzle. Sitting down with … Luminita Paraoan” The Ophthalmologist, November 2020

IACD Professor Elected Vice-President of International Research Organisation

Professor Paraoan honoured with prestigious fellowship

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Webvision coverage of our Research

Recent press release in relation to a new publication

Research impact press release December 2016