Biostor ships VISICORT sampling kits

In a major step forward for the project, the first VISICORT sampling kits were shipped to clinical centres in Dublin and Aarhus this week from partner Biostor. Managing, sourcing and assembling the final sampling kits has involved  a huge effort from Niall, Peadar and all the team at Biostor.

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ReelLIFE SCIENCE Winners Announced

The winners of the schools science video competition, ReelLIFE SCIENCE were announced this week as part of Science Week 2014. The primary school category winners are Sooey National School, Co. Sligo, with Julien Torrades from Summerhill College, Sligo taking first place at secondary school level.

One video in the “Vision” category (which was sponsored by VISICORT) entitled “How We See the World”, made it to the final shortlist.  The budding filmmakers from St. Andrew’s College in Blackrock, Co. Dublin will be treated to lunch and a tour of the Biostor facility in Wexford.

You can read all about the winners and view the videos here.  

First VISICORT Plenary Meeting

The first plenary meeting of the VISICORT consortium took place last week on October 27th. The meeting took place on the campus of NUI Galway, and each of the consortium partners was represented at the event. Thanks to the huge efforts of everyone involved, work is progressing very well and we are on target to deliver a project which will deliver significant impact for the field. A big thank you to all who took part in a very successful event, and we look forward to meeting again in Berlin in April 2015.

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Des renomierten Augenspiegels wird über das im Rahmen des siebten Förderprogramms der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (FP7) bewilligte Forschungsprojekt VISICORT berichtet

In der Oktoberausgabe des renomierten Augenspiegels wird über das im Rahmen des siebten Förderprogramms der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (FP7) bewilligte Forschungsprojekt VISICORT berichtet. Die immun-vermittelte Abstossung von allogenen (nicht-verwandten) Organen ist nach wie vor ein grosses Problem in der Transplantationsmedizin, welches auch durch die Verabreichung von immunsuppressiven Medikamenten nicht nachhaltig verhindert werden kann. Read more

Stem cell research to fight cornea transplant rejection featured on RTÉ

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New research from NUI Galway is using adult stem cells in the fight against cornea transplant rejection. The research has been published in the American Journal of Transplantation, and underpins a pan-European project which hopes to help the 100,000 people worldwide who undergo cornea transplant procedures each year.

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VISICORT lends support to ReelLife Science, a new science video project for students

VISICORT will be taking part in ReelLife Science,  an exciting new science video competition for primary and secondary schools. The competition is the first of its kind in Ireland, and VISICORT will be sharing its expertise on the theme of “Vision”.

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VISICORT abstract accepted for oral presentation at ESBB’s 2014 Annual Conference, Leipzig

VISICORT have had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at ESBB’s 2014 Annual Conference. The ESBB conference will take place in Leipzig, Germany from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th October.

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VISICORT featured in NUI Galway magazine “Research Matters”

VISICORT recently featured in the NUI Galway Magazine ‘Research Matters’ in an article titled ‘VISICORT – NUI Galway to Lead New 6 Million EU Project Tackling Corneal Transplanatation Failure.’

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Launch of VISICORT

Welcome to the VISICORT Project.  We are very excited to be launching the project in April 2014.

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