Moorfields Eye Charity PhD Studentships

In April, we announced the first Moorfields Eye Charity PhD Studentships. 

These awards support research students to undertake projects towards the understanding, prevention and cure of vision disorders.  They provide exciting opportunities to educate and train the future researchers in eye disease and also encourage researchers in complementary fields to combine expertise to provide answers to complex questions. 

Professor Phil Luthert, director of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology said

We were delighted to have such a strong cohort of applicants for the inaugural award of the Moorfields Eye Charity PhD Studentships. We hope these studentships will facilitate greater collaboration between researchers from Moorfields and the Institute to find answers to some of ophthalmology’s most complex questions.

The first Moorfields Eye Charity PhD studentship awards will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Visual crowding in congenital nystagmus
  • The role of Src family kinases in the Thyroid Eye Disease
  • How to measure retinal and visual pathway structure in a way that is both child friendly and clinically relevant

Congratulations to the successful applicants! We look forward to sharing updates about their work with you over the coming years, as well as information about subsequent awards.