Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Visiting Professor



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Mr Peter Moore +44 (0)20 7594 3175




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Professor Seabra´s research interests include fundamental Cell and Molecular Biology topics such as protein prenylation, membrane identity and traffic, function of Rab GTPases in organelle biogenesis, motility, secretion and phagocytosis. He is also interested in the cellular and molecular basis of diseases and is currently involved in research on retinal degenerations (Choroideremia and AMD), pigmentation  dysfunction syndromes (Griscelli Syndromes), and host-pathogen interactions (Malaria).




Booth AE, Tarafder AK, Hume AN, et al., 2016, Correction: A Role for Na+,K+-ATPase α1 in Regulating Rab27a Localisation on Melanosomes., Plos One, Vol:11

Edwards TL, Jolly JK, Groppe M, et al., 2016, Visual Acuity after Retinal Gene Therapy for Choroideremia, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:374, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:1996-1998

Thieleke-Matos C, da Silva ML, Cabrita-Santos L, et al., 2016, Host cell autophagy contributes to Plasmodium liver development, Cellular Microbiology, Vol:18, ISSN:1462-5814, Pages:437-450

Wankel B, Ouyang J, Guo X, et al., 2016, Sequential and compartmentalized action of Rabs, SNAREs, and MAL in the apical delivery of fusiform vesicles in urothelial umbrella cells, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol:27, ISSN:1059-1524, Pages:1621-1634


Seabra MC, Barral DC, Correia MS, et al., 2016, Mechanisms of melanin transfer from melanocytes and formation of a parasol in keratinocytes, Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Cell-Biology (ASCB), AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, ISSN:1059-1524

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