Group Leaders: Professor Gerard Sutton, Dr Con Petsoglou, Dr Jingjing You
The cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye. A transparent cornea is vital to allow light to reach the retina. Further, the cornea provides the major refractive power of the eye for the focusing of images on the retina.
The Cornea Research Group and NSW Tissue Bank have over the last two years become very productive in research and supplying sight-saving donated eye tissue to patients in NSW. The two groups work together under the directorship of Professor Gerard Sutton, Dr Con Petsoglou and Associate Professor Michele Madigan to address cornea blindness within the community. The Cornea Research Group has focused its efforts to investigate a number of specific corneal conditions and regeneration of the corneal endothelium.
Corneal Bioengineering Working Group Meeting, TBA
1 Macquarie Pl, Level 8 Gateway Building, Sydney, NSW 2000
The Corneal Bioengineering Working Group meeting was initiated by Prof. Gerard Sutton with the primary aim of bringing together scientists, engineers and clinicians to discuss and develop potential translational projects that may prove beneficial to corneal and ocular surface research. This year, we have researchers from University of Sydney, NSW Tissue Bank, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland Eye Institute, University of Melbourne, Centre of Eye Research Melbourne and University of Wollongong presenting at the event. We also have international speakers from University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Shanghai Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Fudan University, China to share their research and vision in corneal bioengineering.
Special Acknowledgement to our sponsors: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer; Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney; Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong and iFix Medical Pty Ltd.
Current research opportunities:
Current research opportunities on the following projects for potential Master and PhD students are available:
To enquire about the above research opportunities, or commercial collaboration, please contact Dr Jingjing You on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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