Past Research Grants Awarded

Since the awards programme was established in 2018, we have received a high number of high-quality submissions, and progressed with four grants. We are proud to share the winners of past research grants below. 

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2020 winners

Prof Rufino Martins da Silva, Portugal: €223,981,59 
Metabolomics: An Integrative Tool for Investigating the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration at AIBILI – Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image.  

Prof Tosi, Italy: €190,752.50
The C-type lectin receptor CD93 as a new target in retinal vascular diseases at the University of Siena.


2019 winners

Roy Schwartz, UK: €262,112
Deep learning, large datasets, genome-wide analysis and histological correlates to determine the role of reticular pseudodrusen in the progression of age-related macular degeneration

Camiel Boon, The Netherlands: €201,233
Juvenile X-linked retinoschisis: assessing the clinical and genetic spectrum in preparation for therapy