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Vision Research has to become a top priority on the agenda of all decision makers in Europe!

An impairment of vision or even complete blindness has a debilitating impact on the quality of life of the affected person, their relatives and friends and to the economic and social systems as a whole. This factor stimulated many European countries to dedicate resources to investigate the visual system and the underlying processes. Hence, the current social and economic developments and requirements in Europe necessitate for a better support, coordination and orientation of research in the field of visual sciences.

Key steps are a better integration of basic, clinical and applied research efforts, a clear definition of policies and guidelines, an efficient collaboration between the public and private sector together with a substantial increase of information and knowledge transfer activities.

Vision in the European Focus

Renowned award for Dasha Nelidova

Dasha Nelidova has won a major global award, the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.
» Renowned award for Dasha Nelidova

Automated screening for diabetes-related eye disease by novel deep learning method

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München together with LMU University Eye Hospital Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) created a novel deep learning method that makes automated screenings for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy more efficient.
» Automated screening for diabetes-related eye disease by novel deep learning method

A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine

The European Research Council (ERC) is providing 10 million euros in funding for an interdisciplinary, collaborative project in the structural and biophysical analysis of selected photoreceptors and their development into “OptoGPCRs”, light-controlled molecular switches with a wide range of...
» A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine

Report on the ERN-EYE Virtual Meeting 2020

Usually October is the month of the ERN-EYE annual workshop. This year, as the General Annual Meeting in March had to be postponed and as it is still not possible to do face-to-face meetings, ERN-EYE organised its meeting in virtual from 14th to 15th October 2020.
» Report on the ERN-EYE Virtual Meeting 2020