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Research Overview

The main topic of my study is exploiting genetics to understand paediatric eye disorders.
My research focuses on identifying causal risk factors for such diseases as myopia, hyperopia,
amblyopia and strabismus.


2016-present:  PhD, Cardiff University
2016: Professional Certificate in Public Health
2013: Professional Certificate in Strabismus
2011: Professional Certificate in Clinical Pharmacology
2010-2011: MD, Ophthalmology, Kazan State Medical Academy
1994-2000: MD, Pediatrics, Kazan State Medical University

Conference/seminar presentations

BCOVS 2018 (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England)
12th MGDD (University of Bristol, England) 2018
BCOVS 2017 (Plymouth University, England)
16th International Myopia Coference 2017 (Aston University,Birmingham, England)
PGR Seminar Series 2017 (School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University)


Global Education program - PhD Studentship
16th International Myopia Conference - Travel Grant
GW4 Doctoral Student Training Scheme  (Funding for workshop)


OP1206 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
OP0203 Biochemistry
OP0204 Physics

External Committees/Memberships

The Genetics Society
UK Eye Genetis Group


Research interests


Mountjoy, al. 2018. Education and myopia: assessing the direction of causality by Mendelian randomisation.
BMJ 2018; 362 doi:
Plotnikov, al. 2017. Is a large eye size a risk factor for myopia? A Mendelian randomization study.          bioRxiv 240283; doi:


Guggenheim, Jez

Professor Jeremy Guggenheim

Professor in Myopia Research