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Bristol researcher wins Bayer Global Ophthalmology Award

Dr Sofia Theodoropoulou

29 September 2016

Dr Sofia Theodoropoulou, Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at Bristol, has received a Global Ophthalmology Award 2016 from Bayer.

The award recognises ophthalmologists’ outstanding commitment and ambition to develop their skills and improve the lives of patients living with ophthalmic diseases.

The award provides research funding of US$50,000 to support the research programme on novel immunotherapies for age-related macular degeneration, on which Dr Theodoropoulou is collaborating with Professor Andrew Dick in the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology.

Dr Theodoropoulou won the award for her project entitled: ‘The role of an immunomodulatory cytokine and its associated pathways in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration’.

The Bayer Global Ophthalmology Research Award is aimed at supporting a diverse range of research projects in the field of retinal ophthalmology, including diagnosis and assessment, treatment, surgery, quality of life, and mechanisms of action.

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