Professor Stephen E Moss

Professor Steve Moss holds the Norman Ashton Chair of Biomedical Research at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, where he also founded and was until 2009 the Head of the Division of Cell Biology.

He obtained his PhD from Heriot-Watt University in 1986, before moving to a research fellowship at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK) labs in central London. In 1990, he took up a Lectureship in the Department of Physiology at University College London, progressing to a Readership in 1995 and then to a Chair in 2000 upon his move to the Institute of Ophthalmology. Since 2000, his interest has focused on the retina, and new research programmes aimed at understanding the causes of AMD, and the development of novel AMD therapeutics.

His research is funded by grants from the Wellcome Trust, Fight for Sight, the MRC, BBSRC and the British Heart Foundation, and he directs a major industrial collaborative project with GSK. Professor Moss has served on the editorial boards of several journals, he is a member of many learned societies, and recently completed a term of office as President of the European Calcium Society. He is currently Vice-Dean for Enterprise in the Faculty of Brain Sciences at UCL, where he actively promotes new partnerships between academia and industry, and the commercialisation of research.