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ARVO 2009 Abstract Submission

The ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission program is now available. Abstracts may be submitted through 11:59pm EST, Friday, December 5, 2008.

‘The eye's aplanatic answer’

by P. Artal & J. Tabernero published in Nature Photonics

Winners of 2008 António Champalimaud Vision Award Announced

The recipients of the 2008 Vision Award are Dr. Jeremy Nathans and Dr. King-Wai Yau, both faculty members at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Innovative Medicines Initiative proves popular

Figures have just been released on the number of Expressions of Interest (EoI) submitted to the first IMI calls that closed on 15 July 2008. IMI was the first Joint Technology Initiative to launch calls for proposals.

New CORDIS website for Article 169 initiatives

CORDIS, which is the EC’s website for research, has launched a new service providing detailed information on the four Article 169 Initiatives.

ERC annual report and projects database

The European Research Council (ERC) has published its annual report on its activities and achievements during 2007.

Outcry at scale of inheritance project

NIH launches multi-million-dollar epigenomics programme

Research infrastructures database launched

The EC has launched the ‘European Portal on Research Infrastructures’, which is an online database. It is hoped that it will assist the EC and Member States in gaining a better overview and understanding of the current landscape for research infrastructures in Europe. It is further hoped that this information will assist with the future planning for the requirements of the research communities in Europe.

Europe at a Glance

A quick and rich information source not only for scientists and researchers.

Talking Science

Created by the British Council, the Talking Science website provides up-to-date information and links to the latest ideas in science communication in the UK

Mutation in retinitis pigmentosa

Shomi Bhattacharya and colleagues report the identification of six independent mutations in EYS, encoding an ortholog of Drosophila spacemaker, in families with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa. EYS is expressed in photoreceptor cells and likely has a role in the modeling of retinal architecture.

New publication on EU-funded health research

The EC has published a new booklet on EU health research entitled ‘European research for a healthier future’.

Science investment crucial to surviving financial crisis

Britain's new science minister promises to "vigorously" defend budget.

Fighting Vision Impairment and Blindness: A priority for the European citizens

Joint address of the European Vision Institute (EVI) and the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) to the EU Commissioner of Research Dr. Janez Potocnik on October 3rd, 2008 in Portoroz, Slovenia

Registration of Experts for Research Activities

The call for experts for the seventh framework programme has been launched.