Structural Biophysics

Structural Biophysics is a research area in which you can focus your studies within our PhD programme in Vision Sciences.

Distinctive features

  • International centre of excellence for structural and biophysical studies of the cornea and lens and their components, including collagen and fibrillin.
  • Responsible for a number of discoveries that have had an impact in both the scientific and the lay communities, receiving press and TV coverage.
  • Supported by grants from the MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Royal Society and several other industrial and charitable sources.

Contacts

Administrative contact(s)

Dr Jon Erichsen

Academic contact(s)

Jon Erichsen

Professor Jonathan Erichsen

Director of Postgraduate Research

Email:
erichsenjt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5656

Research themes

  • Understanding corneal transparency and the structural causes of its loss
  • The role of proteoglycans in the development of corneal transparency
  • The ultrastructure of the cornea and limbus in relation to corneal shape and function
  • Collagen and fibrillin in ocular tissues
  • Structure function relationships in zonular filaments
  • Extraocular muscles
  • Ultrastructural changes in pathological corneas
  • Ageing and glycation in ocular tissues
  • Structure, transparency and ageing of the lens
  • Wound healing following ocular surgery

Funding

There are currently no funding opportunities available.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2017/18)

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Students from outside the EU (2017/18)

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Programme information

For programme structure, entry requirements and how to apply, visit the Vision Sciences programme.

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