Eye Therapy News
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 […]Read more...
Achromatopsia might not be as progressive as previously thought
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:17:16 +0000
A recent publication from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the Medical College of Wisconsin indicates that for the majority of people with achromatopsia, the condition may not be as progressive as previously suggested. Data from this study by Aboshiha et al. demonstrated that for the majority of people with achromatopsia (a […]Read more...
2 Lazy 2 Run? We’re biking it for blood cancer!
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:30:05 +0000
On Sunday 31 August a group of not so elite athletes from the Gene and Cell Therapy group will be taking part in the London Bikeathon 2014 to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The 2 Lazy 2 Run CC will be cycling 52 miles – that’s more than a marathon, no mean feet […]Read more...
The Art of Eyes
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:23:19 +0000
The eye is an object of great beauty as shown by the Ophthalmologist in their July/August 2014 issue. This month’s issue features a photo essay called The Art of the Eyes and includes examples of the work from a number research labs capturing the complex and beautiful detail of the eye and its cells. The essay includes images […]Read more...
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:34 +0000
Dr Yoshiki Sasai (1962 – 2014) It is with great sadness today that we remember and pay tribute to our collaborator Dr Yoshiki Sasai. Yoshiki was a world leading stem cell researcher and Deputy Director of the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan. Through his hard work and dedication over many years, Yoshiki […]Read more...
Patient and public engagement
Our leading scientists and clinical specialists engage with the public, patients and other researchers through talks to schools, patient groups, charities, scientific audiences at conferences and appearances in the media.
Below is a list of upcoming talks, and information about how you can arrange for a member of the Gene and Cell Therapy team to speak at your event.
Dr. Michel Michaelides spoke at the RP Fighting Blindness Conference in London on June 23rd 2012.
Prof. Robin Ali will address the Retina International World Congress that is being held in Hamburg on July 14-15th.
Dr. Rachael Pearson will be speaking at the European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) Congress in Versailles, France, which takes place from the 26th-29th October 2012.
Dr. Pearson will receive the ESGCT Young Investigator award at this meeting.
If you would like a member of the Gene and Cell Therapy team to come and speak about our work at your event, please contact us:
Telephone: 0207 608 4023
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