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Kanmin held the role of NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer (2014 to 2018), conducting laboratory and clinical research within the Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group of Professor Robert MacLaren. He has completed the UK specialist training in ophthalmology and is currently undertaking a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He previously conducted PhD research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge into the molecular mechanism of antibody production, underwent clinical training at Trinity College, Cambridge, and pre-clinical training at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was awarded top-First Class (Martin Wronker Prize) in Medicine.

Kanmin Xue

MA MB BChir PhD FRCOphth

Honorary Clinical Research Associate

  • Honorary Specialty Registrar, Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kanmin's research focuses on the development of gene therapy for inherited diseases of the retina. In association with Professor Robert MacLaren, he led the retinal gene therapy clinical trials in Oxford and the world's first clinical trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery alongside Tom Edwards. He has also developed an independent research program, with the support of Fight-for-Sight DPhil student (Laurel Chandler), looking at the immune responses to gene therapy with a view to producing more potent and long-lasting therapeutic effects.

Team members

Laurel Chandler, DPhil candidate (Merton College, Oxford)

Thomas Willis Poster Prize 2019

Oxford-Bristol-Cardiff-Southampton Alliance in Vision Research Best Poster Prize 2017

James Aylward, BM-BCh (St Hilda's College, Oxford)

Dun Jack Fu, BM-BCh PhD (St Hugh's College, Oxford)

Previous students:

Howell Fu, FHS student 2015 (Exeter College, Oxford)

Olivia Parham, FHS student 2016 (New College, Oxford)

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