Development of nanomedicines for the treatment of eye diseases
Dr VR Kearns, Dr T McDonald
Applications accepted all year round
The overall aim of this project is to develop new ways to deliver drugs to the back of the eye. Diseases involving the back of the eye can lead to sight loss, significantly reducing quality of life and economic opportunities of those affected.
An eye-on-chip approach to tackle blindness in glaucoma
Dr DR Overby, Dr S Au
30 April 2019
This project will determine the cellular basis for glaucoma by leveraging a novel microfluidics/organ-on-chip device that recapitulates the cellular mechanisms controlling pressure in the eye.
Understanding Gene Regulatory Networks Transitions in Early Eye Development
MRC Human Genetics Unit
Prof D FitzPatrick
19 April 2019
This is one of several projects available on an MRC funded 4-year multi-disciplinary PhD programme in Human Genetics, Genomics and Disease at the MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU), part of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh.