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EyeTherapy Blog News

UCL Gene Therapy Trial shows Benefit for up to Three Years After Treatment

Tue, 05 May 2015 14:44:39 +0000

We are delighted to be able to announce that yesterday, Monday 4th May, the long-term results of our RPE65 gene therapy trial for Leber Congenital Amaurosis Type 2 (LCA2) were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Begun in 2007, this was the world’s first-in-human trial of gene therapy to treat an inherited […]

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UCL researchers solve a major riddle of retinal degeneration research!

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:11:36 +0000

Today a paper published in Nature Communications from the Gene and Cell Therapy Group at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has shed light on why, until now, it has not been possible to effectively restore vision in rd1 mice – the world’s major model for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The rd1 mouse is a model of […]

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Professor Ali honoured for his contribution to research into retinal disease

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:27:36 +0000

              Professor Robin Ali, PhD, Professor of Human Molecular Genetics and Head of the Department of Genetics, UCL Institute of Opthalmology has been awarded the Pioneer Award for his work in proof-of-concept studies that have demonstrated the feasibility of using gene therapy and cell transplantation to treat dysfunction and degeneration of the cells […]

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Join the team - vacancies and opportunities

Our research team includes clinicians and scientists of the highest calibre, and our track record of publications and cutting-edge clinical trials demonstrates the impact of our work developing gene and cell therapies for sight loss.

We are pleased to offer the following opportunities:

Click HERE for job vacancies in research


You can also visit the Job Opportunities at UCL page for further opportunities both here and elsewhere at UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs.

Current vacancies:

There are currently no specific vaccines being advertised here.

Click HERE for graduate opportunities


You can also visit the UCL Graduate Prospectus page for further opportunities both here and elsewhere at UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate.

Current opportunities:

There are currently no specific opportunities being advertised here.

We also accept speculative enquiries from researchers and students who have been awarded their own funding. Please contact Heather Kneale at mol.therapy@ucl.ac.uk with details of your funding and research interests for further information.

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