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Dr Justyn Regini 

Research Topics and Related Projects:

  • Lens structure and function
  • Lens and corneal transparency
  • Crystallin protein interaction
  • Chaperon protein (alpha-crystallin) structure and function.
  • Ageing and glycation of long lived proteins (crystallins and collagen)
  • Changes in human lens refractive index gradients with age
  • Structural and functional differences in animal lenses



J. Regini and k. Meek, £ 69,000, A structural investigation of Age related Protein Degradation and its Prevention, Research into Ageing, 2006 - 2009

J. Regini and K. Meek, £25,530, An X-ray diffraction Investigation of the structural changes of collagen caused by glycation. £ BBSRC doctoral training PhD studentship, 2009 – 2013

J. Regini, £1,500, Research into Ageing Travel grant to establish a collaboration in America. 2008

J. Regini, £2850, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, travel/accommodation for two people to conduct experiments at the SPring-8 Synchrotron Japan

B. Pierscionek and J. Regini, £165, 000, The contribution of refractive index to optical quality of the eye : age-adjusted gradient index eye models for novel implant design,  Fight for Sight project grant, 2013- 2016


Research Team:       

Research Collaborators:

Prof John Carver, Adelaide University, Australia
Prof John Harding, Oxford University
Prof Gerald Elliot, Oxford University
Prof Joseph Orgel, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Prof Barbara Pierscionek, Kingston University