Concurrent Group IV

ISSCR 2018 Plenary and Concurrent

2 - THE LONDON PROJECT TO CURE BLINDNESS AT 10 YEARS, HAVE WE FOUND A CURE?

6/23/2018
13:20 - 13:45

Peter Coffey

University College London, United Kingdom

Professor Pete Coffey, DPhil, is Head of Development, Ageing and Disease at UCLs Institute of Ophthalmology and the Co-Executive Director of Translation at UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering. He is the principal author and co-author of two landmark papers demonstrating the use of human cells to halt visual deterioration in models of age-related macular degeneration.  His achievements include the launch of the London Project to Cure Blindness, which aims to develop a stem cell therapy for the majority of all types of age-related macular degeneration, seminal work on retinal transplantation (as described by Debrossy & Dunnett, Nature Neuroscience 2001).

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