Flash Talk: "Let there be light: Gene therapy for vision restoration"

Monday, February 11, 2019
Event type: 
Academic
Event location: 
Large Seminar Room, West Wing


Monday 11 February, 11:45 - Large Seminar Room, West Wing 

"Let there be light: Gene therapy for vision restoration"

Moritz Lindner, Knoop Junior Research Fellow a St Cross & Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

 

Degenerative retinal disorders are the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. Using gene therapy to render unaffected cells of the retina light sensitive may offer a way to restore visual function in affected individuals. A perspective on a – potentially not too far – future.