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Moore, Tara Professor

Professorship in Personalised Medicine

Academic and Professional Qualifications
2010 NILTG for Animal Scientific Procedures Certificate (Personal and Project Licensee)
2007 Distinguished Research Fellow, University of Ulster, Coleraine
2005: National Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy
2004 E-tutor Certificate, Campus One, University of Ulster
2004: Distinguished Teaching Fellow, University of Ulster, Coleraine
2003 Registered Practitioner of the Higher Education Academy
2002: ILT membership through experienced teacher route
2002: Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching, University of Ulster, Coleraine
2001 MEEI / Harvard Medical School Boston: Research Fellowship (Graduated June 2001)
1999 University Accreditation Scheme for Animal Scientific Procedures Certificate
1999: TTCACE, Queen’s University of Belfast
1998 Teacher/Tutor Certificate in Education (high commendation) QUB
1997: PhD Immunology & Virology, Queen’s University of Belfast
1994: BSc (1st Class Honours) Microbiology, Queen’s University of Belfast

Career History

Tara Moore graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast in 1994 with a First Class Honours degree in Microbiology and in 1997 with a PhD in Immunology and Virology. Professor Moore undertook a number of post doctoral research fellowships within The Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Upon returning to Northern Ireland in 2001, Dr Moore took up a lectureship in Immunology with the University of Ulster in Coleraine.

Presently she is Professor within the University of Ulster and her research focuses on ocular surface disease and development of therapy through a personalized medicine approach. more

Research Interests

Ocular Research

The Ocular Research group (please use team photo here) work in close collaboration with Professor Irwin McLean and his laboratories in the University of Dundee. Their research involves the optimisation of gene silencing for use in treatment or preventation of corneal dystrophy through a number of different methods of targeting the causative mutation combined with novel delivery methods in preclinical human models more

Vision Science Research Profile

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Moore, Tara Professor


Professor Tara Moore
Director of the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute


Room W0095
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70124577

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