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Opto-Biomechanical Eye Research Network

Project description

A closer look at the eye’s optomechanical changes

The eye is a biological tissue with optical and biomedical qualities that are interdependent and characterised by impressive flexibility. These qualities are subject to alterations caused by ageing and pathology. However, the origin of these biomechanical alterations and how these affect the optics of the eye are not sufficiently understood. The EU-funded OBERON project proposes the first European interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists of optics and biomechanics of the eye, aiming to increase our understanding of the interrelationship between ocular optics and biomechanics. The consortium will train young researchers in ocular optomechanics, allowing them to share learning experiences and take advantage of placements at universities, hospitals and industry. The training will provide them with innovative skill sets to convert their research into scientific, industrial or clinical applications with broad potential.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 475 440,48

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
College Road
ST4 2DE Stoke On Trent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 454 957,20
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMO GRONINGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Van Swietenlaan 5
9728 NX Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments