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

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  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.
  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.
  Using next-generation sequencing and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to investigate penetrance and phenotypic variation in inherited eye disease
  Dr C Toomes
Applications accepted all year round

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Human inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) result from mutations in over 250 different genes, many of them implicated by the Leeds Vision Research Group (eg Panagiotou et al 2017, AJHG 100:960-968; El-Asrag et al 2015, 96:948-54).
  Spatial statistical methods and machine learning for analysis of retinal images of optic disc
  Dr G Czanner, Dr S Czanner
Applications accepted all year round

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Automated disease diagnosis using medical imaging data is an increasingly important problem. For example, colour retinal images are used to detect glaucoma - a major cause of blindness.
  Preventing short-sightedness in urban populations in India (GCRF)
  Dr H Radakrishnan
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Myopia (short-sightedness) has become an important public health concern worldwide with its rapid increase in the prevalence in the last few decades and being associated with sight-threatening ocular diseases/complications in later life.
  Quantum Optomechanical Ultrasound Sensing
  Prof Warwick Bowen, Dr G Harris
Applications accepted all year round

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Project Summary. Quantum optomechanics explores the interaction between light and mechanical motion at a level where the quantised nature of light, or the zero-point fluctuations of motion, play a significant role.
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