Professor Brien Holden has passed away

Global leader in eye care and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO passed away last night in Sydney.
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Novel therapy for ABCA4-related retinal dystrophies

Modified vitamin A rescues the phenotype of the Abca4-/- mouse model for Stargardt disease
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Cutting-edge science at a unique location high over the banks of the river Danube

Young researchers and scientists from 14 countries attended the Young Researcher Vision Camp 2015. It took place from June 12th until June 14th, 2013. We met again at Castle Wildenstein.
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Novel IRD candidate genes

The list of novel IRD candidate genes has now been made public at the new ERDC website
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ZEISS Scientific Poster Awards at the Young Researcher Vision Camp 2015

The winners are (1) Niklas Domdei, (2) Kaushikaram Subramanian and (3) Jiri Pergner. ZEISS recognizes the winners for outstanding scientific contributions and awards excellence in research in vision and ophthalmology
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Vision Research in Europe

Visionary of the Quarter

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Prof. Robert MacLaren

Point in Focus

Image Award Session 2012

Two Awards – One Message: Promoting Excellence in Ophthalmology

The laureates of the European Vision Award and the Carl Zeiss European Young Investigator Award were honoured at the EVER meeting in Nice, France.

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Research & Politics

White Book: A Vision for Horizon 2020

White Book: A Vision for Horizon 2020

"A European Strategic Roadmap for Vision Research and Ophthalmology published" - This White Book aims at convincing the major stakeholders in Europe that Vision Research and Ophthalmology is a discipline not only at the forefront of research but also at the forefront of translation of its scientific results into clinical practice.

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Young Researcher in Focus

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Pietro Farinelli

Read more about Pietro Farinelli and his work in the field of vision research.