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Professor John Armitage

Professor John Armitage

Professor John Armitage
B.Sc.(Lond.), Ph.D.(C.N.A.A.)

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

a) Tissue preservation; b) corneal transplant outcome

Ophthalmology,
Bristol Eye Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street BS1 2LX
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+44 (0) 117 34 24585

Summary

Cryobiology and preservation of cells and tissues for transplantation. Eye banking and organ-culture storage of corneas. Clinical outcome of corneal transplants, including influence of HLA matching. Heart valve banking and cryopreservation of heart valves.

Keywords

  • cryobiology organ transplants tissue banking eye banking corneal transplantation

Expertise

I am Director of Tissue Banking, responsible for the Bristol Eye Bank, one of the largest eye banks in Europe, and the Bristol Heart Valve Bank. These two tissue banks supply corneas and heart valves for use in patients throughout the UK. My research covers the storage of living cells and tissues used in transplantation as well as clinical follow-up studies on corneal transplant outcome. In particular I am interested how cells are damaged by freezing and how to avoid that damage (cryobiology). I also collaborate on research into corneal cell biology.

  • cryobiology
  • organ transplants
  • tissue banking
  • eye banking
  • corneal transplantation
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    Bristol Medical School (THS)

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