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Ophthalmology & Visual Science (biomedical) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Is there a causal association between insulin signalling and myopia pathogenesis?
  Dr D Atan
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented graduate from a relevant biomedical or maths/statistics background, wishing to develop strong interdisciplinary skills at the interface of genetic epidemiology, medical statistics and ophthalmology for an exciting 3-year PhD opportunity funded by the National Eye Research Centre.
  Developing optogenetic therapies for retinal degeneration
  Prof R Lucas, Dr Nina Milosavljevic
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinal degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. The new exciting biological approach of optogenetic therapy in which ectopic expression of photosensitive proteins (photopigments) is used to restore photosensitivity, offers a potential breakthrough for treating these conditions.
  Molecular Pathology of Glaucoma
  Prof C Willoughby
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide affecting over 64 million people. Glaucoma is a complex multifactorial ocular disease with significant health and socio-economic impact.
  The tick tock of the redox clock: shedding new light on the role of the lens in regulating circadian rhythms
  Dr J Lim
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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A Ph.D.
  A novel therapeutic targeting the inflammasome as a treatment for glaucoma.
  Dr V McGilligan, Dr S Atkinson, Prof C Willoughby
Application Deadline: 7 February 2020

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Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and is a global problem that affects over 60 million people. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease and, with the rapidly expanding aging population, the number of people diagnosed with glaucoma is predicted to exceed 100 million by 2040.
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