OUR 'CLEAR VISION'
"To eradicate all forms of retinal degenerations including Age-Related Macular Degeneration, enabling all members of our global society to share our clear vision.
Dr. Riccardo Natoli
1 in 7
will lose the sense of sight due to age-related macular degeneration*
*Macular Disease Foundation Australia
Research led by Dr. Riccardo Natoli and his team explores the causes behind the deterioration of the retina, the part of the eye responsible for converting light to an electrical signal that our brain can understand, with age. This degeneration can lead to irreparable loss of retina specific cells causing permanent blindness. We have a 'Clear Vision' of what is required to reduce the progression of these diseases, and have developed a number of potential therapeutics which could prevent retinal degeneration by targeting inflammation and oxidative stress, two major facets of the degenerating retina.
OUR RESEARCH IN 3 MINUTES
Research can be complex and often impenetrable for those outside of the specific research field. Imagine then having to explain years of research in only three minutes. This was the challenge for one of our PhD students (Mr. Joshua Chu-Tan) who won the ANU and Asia-Pacific 3 Minute Thesis in 2016, and went on to represent the ANU internationally at the prestigious Falling Walls conference in Berlin, Germany.