Navigation Links
Top Queen's scientist gets UK recognition
Date:2/4/2011

One of Northern Ireland's leading scientists has received a top UK award, to support ground-breaking research into vascular stem cells and eye disease at Queen's University.

Professor Alan Stitt, McCauley Chair of Experimental Ophthalmology and the Scientific Director of the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science (CVVS) at Queen's, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. The award supports respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential, with the aim of retaining their expertise within the UK. Only 30 of these awards are made each year to researchers in all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering.

On receiving the award Professor Stitt said: "This links to my research in the area of vascular stem cells and treatment of important sight-threatening eye diseases. At Queen's, we hope to continue to make significant discoveries in this field and improve the treatment of eye diseases for those with diabetes."

He added: "As an individual, it is very flattering to be recognised in this manner but this also reflects the talent and hard work of my research team. This Merit Award also underscores the excellent environment and international standard of research in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science at Queen's."

This Merit Award will support Professor Stitt's research in the area of vascular stem cells and treatment of important eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. This research is pioneering the application of "cell therapy" using a very rare population of cells that promote repair of damaged blood vessels within the retina.

The award is presented by the Royal Society and jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the UK Office of Science and Technology.


'/>"/>

Contact: Claire O'Callaghan
c.ocallaghan@qub.ac.uk
44-289-097-5391
Queen's University Belfast
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New York Personal Injury Lawyers Concerned About Toyota Accident in Queens
2. ENT and Allergy Associates Welcomes Tamekia L. Wakefield, MD, Further Reinforcing its Pediatric Sinus Expertise and Capabilities in Queens
3. Scientists Pinpoint Area of Brain That Fears Losing Money
4. Scientists Discover How HIV Is Transmitted Between Men
5. Prevention Is Key Research Goal for Premature Babies, Scientists Say
6. Mensa GLAAM Conference to Feature Christian Drapeau, Stem Cell Author and Scientist
7. Scientists Discover Molecular Pathway for Organ Tissue Regeneration and Repair
8. Scientists find donut-shaped structure of enzyme involved in energy metabolism
9. Neuroscientists reveal new links that regulate brain electrical activity
10. Two UCSF Scientists to Receive Prestigious Dementia Research Honor
11. Johns Hopkins scientists develop personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. ... products, has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use ... part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will continue ... Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career and ... forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly increased ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are nearly 14.5 million people living with ... worldwide. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around the world will gather to recognize ... , National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... An April Gallup survey found rising health care ... of Sun Health Senior Living (SHSL) may not share those same worries ... prescription copays for the year, while holding the line on increasing their contributions, including ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Eating Recovery Center, Washington ... a brand new child and adolescent residential treatment center on June 1. The ... more specialized eating disorder treatment and access to life-saving care. , To celebrate, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Cirujanos holandeses han ... a los médicos a compartir sus mejores prácticas por ... mundial. Profesionales médicos de Europa, África, Asia ... a la aplicación, que combina la transmisión en vivo ... seguro. Educación   "Imagine un médico ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016   , Study ... overall bowel cleansing and superiority in , ... of the ascending colon ... Norgine B.V. today announced new positive data from the ... bowel preparation) versus standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... New Zealand , May 24, 2016 ... and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been named ... New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2016. Dr Bruce ... fantastic acknowledgement for our team.  It,s really good to be ... burden healthcare internationally. Our products are used in 35 countries ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: