Using rodent models and clinical trials, we are exploring strategies to protect the retina and brain from degeneration, in models of age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer-like dementias and Parkinson's disease.
We are exploring the effectiveness of three increasingly well established neuroprotectants - dietary saffron, photobiomodulation and remote ischaemic preconditioning. Each show remarkable ability to slow degenerations in models of these three diseases, and a clinical trial of saffron in AMD (age-related macular degeneration) has begun.
Location: Bosch Institute and Department of Physiology, School of Medical Science and Save Sight Institute.
Opportunities exist for MPhil/MSc and PhD projects in all aspects of this work
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 545