Myfyriwr ymchwil, Yr Ysgol Optometreg a Gwyddorau'r Golwg
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
Research Topics and Related Projects
My PhD project deals with investigating the role of ocular fibroblasts in determining tissue biomechanics in healthy and diseased eyes. The biomechanical properties of the eyeball tunic (cornea + sclera) are vital for healthy vision. Ocular biomechanics is governed by the load-bearing extracellular matrix, with dynamic control by mechano-sensitive fibroblast cells. Mechanical deterioration of the eye can lead to permanent vision loss in conditions such as myopia and glaucoma. While the role of the extracellular matrix in determining ocular tissue mechanics has been extensively researched, cellular contributions remain largely unknown. A better understanding of the cellular aspects of ocular biomechanics will help to drive the development of new eye treatments.
Hanxing Zhu (Primary supervisor)
Emma Blain (Secondary supervisor)
Craig Boote (Secondary supervisor)
Educational and Professional Qualifications
2014-2016: MSc, Biophysics (1 Hons), Sofia University
2010-2014: BSc, Molecular biology (1 Hons), Sofia University
EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship (ENGIN/OPTOM/BIOSI)
Honours and Awards
2015-2016 – Erasmus mobility grant, University of Strasbourg
EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship (ENGIN/OPTOM/BIOSI), 2016-2020
Prof. Ahmed Elsheikh, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool.