Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Professor MacLaren awarded 2013 ARVO Vision Foundation Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award

Professor MacLaren
Professor MacLaren

Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital has won a 2013 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award. Presented by the ARVO Vision Foundation, these prestigious international awards are made annually to researchers under 45 who have exhibited excellence in research, fundamental scientific discoveries, concepts and novel technologies likely to lead to clinical benefits. Robert was recognized for is pioneering research into novel treatments for retinal degeneration. His clinical and clinically relevant research achievements include successful mammalian optic nerve regeneration; first UK retinal transplantation trial for macular degeneration; his 2006 Nature paper showing retinal repair by transplantation of photoreceptor precursors is one of the journals top-10 downloads; and he was named one of the Medical Research Council’s leading scientists. He has recently successfully initiated, as chief investigator, the world’s first multicentre retinal gene therapy trial for choroideraemia.

Visit Professor MacLaren’s webpage 

Similar stories

NICE recommends offering app-based treatment for people with insomnia instead of sleeping pills

Hundreds of thousands of people suffering from insomnia who would usually be prescribed sleeping pills could be offered an app-based treatment programme instead, NICE has said.

How to use the science of the body clock to improve our sleep and health

Professor Russell Foster has written a new book about circadian neuroscience which is published by Penguin this week. This book review by Jacqueline Pumphrey was first published on the University of Oxford website.

Obituary: Carol Holder

New Year's Honours for Professor Irene Tracey

Professor Irene Tracey FMedSci, MAE, Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience and Warden of Merton College, has been appointed CBE for services to medical research.

Nine new Professors

Many congratulations to the following members of our Department who have been awarded the title of Professor in the recent Recognition of Distinction round.