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