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Aging Eye

Objective

"AGEYE is a coherent training and career development platform for the training and career development of 12 young researchers in Vision Sciences. It aims to structure the collaboration in research and training between 5 leading academic centres in Europe, bringing together a new combination of in-depth expertise from 4 countries. Furthermore, to strengthen the contact with the industrial world, the network has the following associate partners: 2 large companies specialized in contact and intraocular lens design and manufacture, 1 SME that provides advanced ophthalmic devices for eye imaging, refractive diagnosis and 1 large company of hospitals. It places emphasis in experience-based training through cross-disciplinary research projects that will analyse, using state-of-the-art technology, how the young eye’s crystalline lens works. This information will make it possible to improve the diagnostic tools that are used for cataract and presbyopia. This, in its turn, will contribute to the development and the improvement of therapeutic solutions capable of restoring the adult eye’s visual function back to young eye’s levels. AGEYE will provide to 10 early-stage and 2 experienced researchers: (1) state-of-the-art concepts and leading-edge techniques essential to study ageing eye via the research projects, courses, and scientific exchanges within and beyond the network; (2) essential career-management skills via courses and practical activities aimed to develop their organisational, management, and networking skills; (3) an understanding of the impact of research results for the private sector and an insight of the enterprise world via exchanges and visits to the industrial partners; (4) new possibilities of career development via professional contacts in academia and industry. The long-term synergy among AGEYE partners, which are already leaders in their specific domains, will structure the European research and training capabilities in Vision Sciences"

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 024 834,40
Administrative Contact
Angeles Sanchis (Ms.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 226 681,62
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sanchez-Merenciano Juarez (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 570 113,25
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claire Faichnie (Ms.)
STICHTING OOGZIEKENHUIS ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 473 722,90
Address
Schiedamse Vest 180
3011 BH Rotterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nic Reus (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 387 830,53
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
D Robert Iskander (Prof.)
IMAGINE EYES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 222 993,55
Address
Rue Charles De Gaulle 18
91400 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Chateau (Dr.)
ALCON MANAGEMENT SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 228 283,44
Address
Avenue Louis Casai 58
Cointrin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Spera (Dr.)