VISICORT is an Irish-led European project, which is carrying out groundbreaking research that will help to improve the outcomes of corneal transplantation. This is not the first time that Ireland has led the field in corneal transplantation. In fact, the first recorded successful experimental corneal allograft was carried out in the early 19th century by […]
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VISICORT PI Prof. Jesper Hjortdal presented a poster on VISICORT’s research at the ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)conference which took place in Seattle from April 30th to May 5th. Prof. Hjortdal’s poster was entitled “Adverse Immune signatures and their prevention in corneal transplantation: presentation and update on the VISICORT project” (citation: Hjortdal J. IOVS 2015;57:ARVO E-Abstract 1231). […]
VISICORT’s Conor Murphy features in the Medical Independent’s series on cutting-edge Irish healthcare research. Find the article here.
VISICORT partner Dr Thierry Le Bihan leads the proteomics group at the University of Edinburgh’s SynthSys Laboratory. His team are developing protocols for profiling proteins contained in biological samples from corneal transplant recipients enrolled into VISICORT’s bio-sampling project from five leading European Ophthalmology centres. He comments here on the unique promise (and challenges) of […]
The laboratory of VISICORT researcher Prof. Thomas Ritter has demonstrated that intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can reduce the rate of rejection of experimental corneal transplants (Treacy et al., Am J Transplant. 2014 Sep;14(9):2023-36) and we are now actively working toward performing a clinical trial of MSCs in human corneal transplant recipients at […]
ADIPOA-2 researchers participated in the EU-MSC2 meeting in Leiden on the 7th and 8th of September 2015 The two-day meeting brought together researchers from nine EU-funded projects pursuing MSC research. In addition to REDDSTAR, other projects represented at the meeting included ADIPOA-2, REDDSTAR, Stellar, RETHRIM, REACH, MERLIN,SCIENCE and NEPHSTROM. After a welcome from Henri Lenferink, Mayor of Leiden, European […]
The VISICORT consortium met at the Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark on the 12–13 November for the project’s third plenary meeting. Teams of researchers from each of the twelve partners involved in the project listened to reports of the work being carried out in each of the project’s workpackages. These included reports of the preclinical […]
The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway was delighted to host a visit by winning essay writers from St Nathy’s College, Ballaghdereen, Co. Roscommon. Each of the winning students had written an essay on the topic of stem cell, outlining the history of their discovery, and their potential to revolutionise the treatment of a […]
VISICORT has produced a new brochure to promote the project, and to explain its aims, objectives, and approach to a general audience. Copies of the brochure can be downloaded here.
A recently published study in Transplantation Proceedings presents changing trends in corneal transplantation (CT) from Italy. The Corneal Transplant Epidemiological Study (CORTES) presents seven years of data, 2002 to 2008, from a prospective study which included over 13,000 CT. In general, trends were driven by changing clinical practise and mirrored similar trends observed in Western […]
- Prof Ritter presents at ARVO 2019, CanadaMay 13, 2019 - 9:06 am
- PI Conor Murphy presents VISICORT at Royal Victoria Eye and Ear HospitalMay 1, 2019 - 1:25 pm
- VISICORT presentation in Berlin aims to recruit potential patients to the clinical trialApril 29, 2019 - 8:22 am
- VISICORT PI Nico Degauque, INSERM presents at Swedish Registry for Corneal TransplantApril 26, 2019 - 9:52 am
- Two VISICORT PIs involved in new COST ActionApril 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm
- Partners at CCMI offer training workshopsMarch 26, 2019 - 12:27 pm
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