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Research Grants and Project Funding

ORIA Project funding 2019 

Each year, the ORIA presents research grants to ophthalmologists and vision scientists, recognising outstanding research in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology.

In 2019, the ORIA awarded 13 research grants to advance eye research in Australia. A huge congratulations to our 2019 grant recipients!

Esme Anderson

Dr Fred Chen

Antisense oligonucleotide mediated modulation of CNOT3 to treat RP11 

$50,000

ORIA New Investigator

Dr Stuart Keel

Artificial intelligence based screening of eye diseases

$49,617

Richard and Ina Humbley grant

Prof Justine Smith 

Dengue Virus Infection of Retinal Pigment Epithelium 

$49,954

Ivy May Stephenson grant

Dr Vivek Gupta 

Rexinoid and Retinoid X receptors in glaucoma

$49,967

Hardie Anselmi grant

Prof Robert Casson

Photobiomodulation for retinitis pigmentosa 

$49,800

R & L Lowe Grant

Prof Alex Hewitt 

Investigating the role of a novel locus associated with the development of Giant Cell Arteriti

$49,846

ORIA Grant

Dr Elaine Chong

Descemetorhexis for Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy

$48,899

ANZRS grant

Dr Guei-Sheung Liu

Switchable Gene Therapy for Controlled Intervention in Neovascular Blindness

$49,920

ORIA/RANZCO NSW Branch grant

Dr Yuyi You

Optic nerve damage in neuromyolitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and multiple sclerosis (MS)

$45,380

ORIA Grant

Prof Stephanie Watson

The cellular mechanism of UV damage to the corneal epithelium

$50,000

ORIA New Investigator grant

WengOnn Chan 

A novel calpain antagonist in retinal detachment 

$47,500

ORIA New Investigator grant

Dr Mark Hassall

AAV gene therapy for ganglion cell neuroprotection in glaucoma

$49,879.38

ORIA New Investigator Grant

Dr Nilisha Fernando 

Examining the therapeutic potential of microRNAs to regulate inflammasome activation in retinal degenerations

$49,977


ORIA PROJECT FUNDING 2018

ORIA/ESME ANDERSON GRANT

Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez & A/Prof Ian Trounce

Therapeutic transcriptomic biomarkers in LHON

$43,500

ORIA/HARDIE ANSELMI BEQUEST GRANT

Dr Thomas Edwards & Dr Doron Hickey

A pre-clinical gene therapy study for Bietti crystalline dystrophy

$49,500

ORIA/RICHARD AND INA HUMBLEY FOUNDATION GRANT

Dr Raymond Wong & Dr Samuel Lukowski

Building a reference transcriptomic atlas for the human retina at a single cell level

$50,000

ORIA NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANT

Dr Antony Clark

Eye drops to limit short-sightedness in children

$50,000

ORIA/R & L LOWE GRANT

Prof David Mackey & Ms Lisa Kearns

Establishing risk of vision loss in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy families

$49,500

ORIA NEW INVESTIGATOR/MARY TILDEN BEQUEST GRANT

Dr Flora Hui

Does NAD+ repletion with nicotinamide produce short-term improvement in visual function in early glaucoma?

$46,500

 

ORIA/IVY MAY STEPHENSON GRANT

Prof N Di Girolamo

A novel native scaffold for corneal epithelial regeneration

$49,500

ORIA GRANT

Prof Robyn Jamieson, De Leszek Lisowski, A/Prof John Grigg, A/Prof Ulrike Grünert & A/Prof Michele Madigan

Retinal gene therapy delivery:  Best route, right place

$50,000

ORIA/MARY TILDEN BEQUEST GRANT

Prof Jamie Craig, Dr Mona Awadalla & A/Prof John Landers

Intraocular pressure variation around the clock in Glaucoma

$47,500

ORIA GRANT

Dr Elin Gray, Dr Tim Isaacs & Prof Mel Ziman

Liquid Biopsy for Prognosis of Uveal Melanoma

$49,500

ORIA NEW INVESTIGATOR GRANT

Dr Yu Xiang George Kong

Monitoring of Visual Fields at Home Using a Portable Tablet Device

$48,500

ORIA/RANZCO NSW BRANCH GRANT

Dr Weiyong Shen & Prof Mark Gillies

Consequences of genetically disrupting serine/glycine metabolism in the retina

$50,000

TOTAL – $584,000

To see past projects funded by the ORIA please see below:

ORIA Project Funding 2017

ORIA Project Funding 2016

ORIA Project Funding 2015

ORIA Project Funding 2014

ORIA Project Funding 2013

ORIA Project Funding 2012

ORIA Project Funding 2011 (PDF 60.1KB)

ORIA Project Funding 2010 (PDF 17.2KB)

ORIA Project Funding 2009 (PDF 43.1KB)

ORIA Project Funding 2008