Research Grants & Project Funding

 

 

ORIA PROJECT FUNDING 2018

Each year, the ORIA presents research grants to ophthalmologists and vision scientists, recognising outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology.

In 2018, the ORIA awarded 12 research grants to advance eye research in Australia. A huge congratulations to our 2018 grant recipients!

ORIA/ESME ANDERSON GRANT

Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez &

A/Prof Ian Trounce

Therapeutic transcriptomic biomarkers in LHON

$43,500

 

ORIA/HARDIE ANSELMI BEQUEST GRANT

Dr Thomas Edwards & Dr Doron Hickey

A pre-clinical gene therapy study for Bietti crystalline dystrophy

$49,500

 

ORIA/RICHARD AND INA HUMBLEY FOUNDATION GRANT

Dr Raymond Wong & Dr Samuel Lukowski

Building a reference transcriptomic atlas for the human retina at a single cell level

$50,000

 

ORIA NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANT

Dr Antony Clark

Eye drops to limit short-sightedness in children

$50,000

 

ORIA/R & L LOWE GRANT

Prof David Mackey & Ms Lisa Kearns

Establishing risk of vision loss in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy families

$49,500

 

ORIA NEW INVESTIGATOR/MARY TILDEN BEQUEST GRANT

Dr Flora Hui

Does NAD+ repletion with nicotinamide produce short-term improvement in

visual function in early glaucoma?

$46,500

 

ORIA/IVY MAY STEPHENSON GRANT

Prof N Di Girolamo

A novel native scaffold for corneal epithelial regeneration

$49,500

 

ORIA GRANT

Prof Robyn Jamieson, De Leszek Lisowski, A/Prof John Grigg,

A/Prof Ulrike Grünert &

A/Prof Michele Madigan

Retinal gene therapy delivery:  Best route, right place

$50,000

 

ORIA/MARY TILDEN BEQUEST GRANT

Prof Jamie Craig, Dr Mona Awadalla & A/Prof John Landers

Intraocular pressure variation around the clock in Glaucoma

$47,500

 

ORIA GRANT

Dr Elin Gray, Dr Tim Isaacs &

Prof Mel Ziman

Liquid Biopsy for Prognosis of Uveal Melanoma

$49,500

 

ORIA NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANT

Dr Yu Xiang George Kong

Monitoring of Visual Fields at Home Using a Portable Tablet Device

$48,500

 

ORIA/RANZCO NSW BRANCH GRANT

Dr Weiyong Shen & Prof Mark Gillies

Consequences of genetically disrupting serine/glycine metabolism in the retina

$50,000

TOTAL – $584,000