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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In memoriam

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 […]

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Collaborations

As well as many local collaborations within the Institute, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London we have many collaborations throughout the UK and in Europe, USA and Australia.

We have very strong links with the gene therapy programme at The Institute of Child Health directed by Professor Adrian Thrasher, Molecular Immunology Unit. We also collaborate extensively on gene therapy for retinal degenerations with Professor Tiansen Li of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.

Prof. Tiansen Li
http://www.nei.nih.gov/intramural/rcbd_section.asp

Prof. Alan Wright
www.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/Research/Cellgen/Retinopathies/qtl_ip.html

Prof. Andrew Dick
www.bristol.ac.uk/clinicalsciencesouth/torc/ophthalmology/research/iedg/interests.html

Prof. Adrian Thrasher
www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/ich/academicunits/Molecular_immunology/Homepage

Dr Jane Sowden
www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/academics_students/stem_cell_research.html

Dr Yvan Arsenijevic
http://www.eyeregeneration.ch/home.html

Dr Alberto Auricchio
http://www.tigem.it/en/research/researchers/alberto-auricchio

Prof. Simon Petersen-Jones
http://cvm.msu.edu/directory/peter315


Dr. Masayo Takahashi
http://www.riken.go.jp/engn/r-world/research/lab/cdb/retinal/index.html

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