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Spring 2010 Research Seminars

13-Jan

Professor John Robson ScD FRS
Senior Professor, University of Houston, College of Optometry
Host: Dr Alison Binns
“ Seeing in the dark: Single -photon
signals in the retina”


20-Jan


Professor Ross Ethier
Head of Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London
Host: Mr James Morgan
Professor Ethier’s research interests
include outflow of aqueous humour
within the eye, as related to the
problem of glaucoma and mechanical
and cellular response of optic nerve
tissues to intraocular pressure in
glaucoma.


27-Jan


Dr. Anja Horn-Bochtler
Institute of Anatomy
Ludwig-Maxmilians University, Munich
Host: Dr Jon Erichsen
“ The role of perioculomotor cell
groups in eye movements”


03-Feb

Wales School of Primary Care Research
Host: Professor Rachel North
"Wales School of Primary Care
Research: Interdisciplinary Research"


10-Feb

No Seminar


17-Feb


Mr Steve Martin
Director, Influence at Work, UK
Co-author of “Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion”
Host: Dr Helen Court
“A Scientific Approach to Yes - The
role of social influence in Optometry
(and home!)”


24-Feb


Professor Gordon Dutton
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist Royal Hospital for Sick
Children, Glasgow & Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow.
Glasgow Caledonian University
Host: Dr Maggie Woodhouse
“Cerebral visual impairment in
children; is it being underdiagnosed?”


03-Mar


Dr Robert Harper
Consultant Optometrist Manchester Royal Eye Hospital & Senior
Lecturer Departments of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Manchester
University
Host: Dr Tom Margrain
“Glaucoma: contributions from
optometry”


10-Mar


Professor Astrid Limb
Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, London
Host: Mr James Morgan
"Lessons from the zebrafish: Could
we apply this knowledge to repair
damaged human retina?"


17-Mar


Dr Miriam Liedvogel
Dept. of Ecology, Lund University
Host: Dr Jon Erichsen
“Magnetic orientation in migratory
birds: How do birds sense the Earth’s
magnetic field?”


14-Apr


Professor Martin Rubinstein
Department of Ophthalmology, Nottingham University Hospitals
Host: Dr Chris Purslow
“'Corneal transplantation old and new
- challenges for the optometrist'”


21-Apr


Dr Mitra Tavakoli
University of Manchester
Host: Dr Marieh Esmaeelpour Hajyar
“Corneal confocal microscopy: a noninvasive
surrogate for diabetic
retinopathy”