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Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis

Professor - Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Professor, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast

Tim’s research interests are mainly focused on the mechanisms underlying the development of diabetic retinopathy and identification of novel therapeutic strategies for the early stage treatment of this disease. His group is also undertaking research into the basic mechanisms controlling blood flow, vascular permeability and angiogenesis in the eye which provides an important foundation for diabetic retinopathy-related studies. Much of the work in his laboratory is interdisciplinary, spanning through molecular biology, protein biochemistry, electrophysiology, pharmacology, live-cell and in vivo imaging, software development and clinical-based research. His research has been supported by various funding agencies including the BBSRC, MRC, HSC R&D Division, Fight for Sight, Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation and Wellcome Trust.

In addition to his teaching commitments at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Tim also acts as one of the Deputy Directors for the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine and Academic Lead for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Advanced Imaging Core Technology Unit (CTU).

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