Two Layton Vision Foundation Scholars awarded for their work at the EVER conference in Nice, France.
After an astounding seven presentations at the annual European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) conference in Nice, 2017, two of our scholars, Aparna Murali and Dr Sean Jenkins, received awards for their work from the Association.
Faye Harper, a resident of Logan, is like many of our early supporters in that she came to know the work of the Layton Vision Foundation through her own brush with blindness.
An exciting breakthrough at our aligned Greenslopes Private Hospital Clinical Site was accreditation as an interim training site for eye surgery by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology.
The European Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology has awarded Gabriela de Moraes, a scholar working in the Ophthalmology Research Unit, a prestigious prize for best presentation at their annual meeting in a field of 596, and she received a cash award of 500 euros for her work on mechanisms of macular blindness.
Sean is a postdoctorate clinical researcher in the Ophthalmology Research Unit working under A/Professor Layton’s supervision. He trained in scientific approaches to medical problems in Canada and Australia, completing a science degree with honours at the University of Toronto, a Masters of Health Economics at the University of Queensland and a Masters of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney.
The Layton Vision Foundation’s inaugural PhD Fellowship in Ophthalmology has been awarded to Aparna Murali. Aparna beat out a strong field of 18 applicants to secure the award, and will commenced her PhD studies in January of this year at the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine.