Research project. This studentship aims to engineer and qualify a model of a diabetic outer blood-retinal barrier. The model will be used to study the behaviour of nanomedicines in this part of the eye.
Heparan sulphates (HS) are complex sulphated polysaccharides expressed at the cell surface. They are essential co-receptors for many proteins, most notably many signalling growth factors, and they act as dynamic regulators of protein function.