From Glaucoma to the Optic Nerve Regeneration

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Scientific meeting to celebrate Dr. S. C. Sharma´s HONORIS CAUSA DEGREE (University of Basque Country UPV/EHU).

15:30 - Welcome and opening session by the Dean of the Fac. Medicine, University of the Basque Country Bizkaia Aretoa-Avenida Abandoibarra 3

15:40 - Elena Vecino Introduction to the meeting (UPV/EHU, PI Experimental Ophthalmo-Biology Group, GOBE)

Chair Juan Durán de la Colina (UPV/EHU-ICQO, Bilbao)

15:50 - Francesca Cordeiro (University College London) “Real-time in vivo imaging of retinal cell apoptosis as tool to evaluate glaucoma”

16:20 - Sergio Pinar (Donostia Hospital, San Sebastian) “Neuroprotection and cannabinoids”

16:30 - Marta Galdós (Cruces Hospital, Vizcaya) “Ultraestructural study of trabecular meshwork in a minipig model of glaucoma”

16:40 - Aritz Urcola (Araba University Hospital, Alava) “From Biophysics to big data in glaucoma”

16:50 - Jonathan Crowston (Singapore Centre for Eye Res.) “Neurorecovery of the RGCs”

Chair Javier Araiz (UPV/EHU-ICQO, San Eloy Hospital)

17:50 - Franz Grus (Mainz University) “Autoantibodies and Glaucoma”

18:20 - Arantxa Acera (Basque Country University, GOBE) “The tears and biomarkers”

18:30 - Noelia Ruzafa (Basque Country University, GOBE) “iRNA as new treatment for glaucoma”

18:40 - Iñaki Rodriguez (Donostia Hospital, San Sebastian) “Antimitotic agents and wound healing intrabeculectomy”

18:50 - Shakeel Shareef (Rochester University, USA) “Micro-invasive Glaucoma Surgery: Targeting the site of greatest resistance, the trabecular meshwork”

19:00 - James Fawcett (Cambridge University, UK) “Regeneration of the optic nerve, new advances”

Friday 22th of February 2019

11:30 - Honoris Causa Ceremony. Paraninfo, Faculty of Science and Technology, Leioa - UPV/EHU

Speakers information:

Prof. Francesca Cordeiro Prof. Franz Grus Prof. Jonathan Crowston Prof. James Fawcett

Francesca Cordeiro, Prof. of Retinal Neurodegeneration and Glaucoma Studies at University College of London

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro, is a clinician scientist. She currently heads the “Glaucoma and Retinal Neurodegeneration Research Group” at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London and is an Honorary Glaucoma Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, where she is Director of the Clinical Trials Research Unit, Chairman of ICORG (Imperial College Ophthalmic Research Group) and Visiting Professor.

Franz Grus, Prof. of Experimental Ophthalmology at University of Mainz

Franz Grus is Head of Experimental and Translational Ophthalmology. Currently he works at the Dept. of Ophthalmology, Gutenberg Universität Mainz. Franz does research in Ophthalmology, Bioinformatics and Immunology. Furthermore, the research is focused on proteomics and immunoproteomics in ocular fluids and tissues acting as proteomics core unit with mass spectrometry and customized microarrays. He is consultant for pharma and startups and interested in translation and commercialization.

Jonathan Crowston, Prof. of Ohthalmololgy at Duke-NUS, Medical School, Singapore

Professor Jonathan Crowston was the Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology and Managing Director of CERA from 2009 – 2018. He undertook his ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and was awarded a PhD at the Institute of Ophthalmology and University College London (2000) for basic research in conjunctival wound healing. He completed a Glaucoma Fellowship at the Centre for Vision Research in Sydney, Australia, before joining the Hamilton Glaucoma Centre at University California San Diego, where he subsequently joined the faculty prior to moving to Australia in 2006.

James Fawcett, Prof. of Neuroscience Cambridge University Centre for Brain Repair

Chairman of the Cambridge University Centre for Brain Repair until 2018. His main interest is the repair of CNS damage, particularly the spinal cord. He has worked on modification of the extracellular matrix to relieve the inhibition of axon regeneration by glial scar tissue, and on the role of proteoglycans in perineuronal nets in the restriction of plasticity in the adult nervous system. He also works on the design of protocols for clinical trials in spinal cord injury

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