Day 2

20/10/2021

Open Lecture Series

13:15 – 14:00 (CEST) / 12:15 – 13:00 (BST)

Inaugural lecture of the well-being research lecture series 

  • Keynote lecture: Restoring vision
  • Speaker: Prof. Botond Roska, Director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel

Prof. Roska’s research interests are in how neurons interact in local neuronal networks to compute behaviourally relevant functions. His experimental approach is interdisciplinary, combining physiological, molecular, viral and computational approaches to reveal the structure and function of retinal circuits. 

Semmelweis University has an outstanding research project named “Novel approaches to restore vision and to slow down vision loss” led by Prof. Botond Roska.

The cutting-edge research has three main goals: to restore color vision in blind retinas, create smart optogenetic goggles, and study the mechanism of ganglion cell death, which is the main cause of vision loss in case of glaucoma.

The webinar was moderated by Prof. Miklós Kellermayer from Semmelweis University.

Organised by Semmelweis University

Inaugural lecture "Restoring Vision" by Botond Roska