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...
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
University of Cologne
Tailoring adeno-associated viral vectors for gene therapy and tissue engineering
26th March 2012
University of Leicester
New developments in nystagmus
5th March 2012
University of Iowa
Emerging therapies for the brain
8th February 2012
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
MRC Human Genetics Unit
Genetic and genomic resources and mouse models of human disease
21st September 2011 - 4.30pm
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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