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Professor Graeme Black - personal details

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Professor Graeme Black

Role: Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology

Tel: +44 (0)161 276 6269


Professor Graeme C.M. Black DPhil FRCOphth,
Honorary Consultant in Genetics and Ophthalmology

Genetic Medicine,
Manchester Academic Health Science Centre,
University of Manchester,
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Mary's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK

Tel 0161 276 6269 Fax 0161 276 6145

Fax: +44 (0)161 276 6145




Graeme qualified in Medicine from Oxford and then undertook clinical training in Ophthalmology and Medical Genetics. He is now Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust.

During training he undertook at DPhil with Professor Ian Craig in the Department of Biochemistry in Oxford, studying the genetics of X-linked inherited ophthalmic disease. It was this period that enabled Graeme to develop my combined subspecialty interests.

Having moved to Manchester in 1995 Graeme became a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellow in 1997. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science in 2002 to focus on functional analyses of recently identified genes, defining their role in normal development as well as in the disorders studied.

Graeme's research interests centre on inherited disorders that are associated with visual disability and blindness, their causes and their management.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

British Society of Human Genetics

Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists


MA MB BCh DPhil FRCOphth


Professor and Honorary  Consultant in Genetics and Ophthalmology, University of Manchester/Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Director; Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, Manchester Biomedical Research Centre,

Academic Section Lead, Human development, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre