SSI researcher to work with international expert through collaboration award
in Neuroscience, History and People, News
4 Nov 2015
Congratulations to Associate Professor Ulrike Grunert at Save Sight Institute, who has won an International Research Collaboration Award as of August 2015.
A/Prof Grunert is delighted with the award, which will aid the study of Night Vision Pathways in the Human Retina. The award will be used to fund a collaboration with Dr Enrica Strettoi, an expert in retinal plasticity and development from the Neuroscience Institute at the Italian National Research Council in Pisa.
According to A/Prof Grunert, this study will be the first to examine the cells that serve night vision pathways in the human retina, which have potential as targets for gene therapy to restore vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Currently, Save Sight Institute accommodates the only laboratories worldwide with established methods to study nerve cell connections in human retina.
Dr Strettoi will visit Sydney to work on the collaboration with A/Prof Grunert in July through to September 2016.