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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

European Network for integrated TRAINing on Innovation Therapies for VISion RestoratION

enTRAIN Vision is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) aiming to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.
» European Network for integrated TRAINing on Innovation Therapies for VISion RestoratION

Dr. Valentina Emiliani awarded the CNRS Silver Medal 2021

This year's silver medal is awarded to a researcher from the Institut de la Vision for the originality, quality and importance of her work, which has been recognised both nationally and internationally.
» Dr. Valentina Emiliani awarded the CNRS Silver Medal 2021

A Divided Visual Field

How do hawkmoths use visual patterns in different parts of their visual field? While researching this question, a team from the Würzburg Biocentre experienced a surprise.
» A Divided Visual Field

Velux Stiftung grant: «Deciphering the non-circadian effects of light on sleep»

The frequent appearance of sleep disorders in retinal degeneration patients with a functioning circadian clock support the assumption that vigilance states are directly regulated by retinal input.
» Velux Stiftung grant: «Deciphering the non-circadian effects of light on sleep»