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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Seminar series

We host regular seminars delivered by leading scientists and clinicians from throughout the world.

The programme of talks aims to reflect our broad interests in translational medicine, to foster discussion and to facilitate an exchange of ideas.

Please note: Lectures and seminars are open to UCL and Moorfields NHS Trust staff. 

Genetics & Molecular therapy seminar series 2011/12

14th November 2012
Prof. Bernd Wissinger
University of Tubingen
The molecular genetic basis of hereditary cone photoreceptor disorders

18th April 2012 
Hildegard Buning 
University of Cologne 
Tailoring adeno-associated viral vectors for gene therapy and tissue engineering

26th March 2012
Irene Gottlob 
University of Leicester 
New developments in nystagmus

5th March 2012
Bev Davidson 
University of Iowa
Emerging therapies for the brain

8th February 2012
Pierre Vanderhaeghen 
University of Brussels 
From pluripotent stem cells to cortical networks  

16th November 2011 - Double seminar
New lessons about the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) and prospects for therapy:
Sara Mole , UCL Institute of Child Health 
Genetics of NCL, juvenile CLN3 disease, and yeast 
Jon Cooper, Kings College London
Pathogenesis of NCL and mice

5th October 2011
Ian Jackson 
MRC Human Genetics Unit 
Genetic and genomic resources and mouse models of human disease

21st September 2011 - 4.30pm
Marisol Corral-Debrinski 
Institut de la Vision, Paris 
Gene therapy for mitochondrial impairment and the hope of preventing visual function loss in an array of ocular diseases 

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