Development of retinal stem cell therapy

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Molecular Genetics

Abstract

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Description EMBO Long term fellowship
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Molecular Biology Organisation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Germany
Start  
 
Description Fellowship (R Pearson)
Amount £465,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2007 
End 04/2012
 
Description Fight for Sight, Project Grant
Amount £140,000 (GBP)
Organisation Fight for Sight 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2007 
End 01/2010
 
Description MRC Research Grant
Amount £1,600,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2008 
End 12/2011
 
Description The Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship
Amount £698,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2006 
End 09/2008
 
Description pupillometry 
Organisation City, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborator helped to establish pupillometry technique to assess visual function in mice after cell transplantation
Collaborator Contribution Helped to establish research technique
Impact 17093405
Start Year 2006
 
Description BRPS Patient meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society AGM

Reported results in patient newsletters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Departmental website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regular updates to departmental website giving an over view of work being conducted.

Has attracted donation of research funds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo/genetics/gene-and-cell-therapy
 
Description FBI AGM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact AGM Fighting Blindness, Ireland

Research report circulated to patient group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description Media appearances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the publication of "Retinal repair by transplantation of photoreceptor precursors", the cover article in Nature on November 9th 2006, staff were interviewed by BBC TV and radio news, Channel 4 news and other radio agencies. Interviews were also published on news websites. Research was also reported in national and international broadsheets.

A big rise in interest in cell transplantation as potential treattment for blindness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Retina International meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Retina International Scientific Advisory Board Meeting, Ft Lauderdale

Reports circulated to patient groups in more than 50 countries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014