Cardiff Scientific Society: Repairing the Retina? The How and the Why

06/12/2017, 19:00 - 20:00

Members only but membership can be bought at the event (£15 adults, free under-18s)

Speaker: Professor James Morgan (Cardiff University)

Professor Morgan will talk about retinal degeneration in a common eye disease, glaucoma. How this can be imaged using state of the art laser based imaging methods and how we can repair the damage. He will touch on how the eye, and in particular the retina, can be used as model to study neural repair. The eye is widely regarded as a ‘window on the brain’ and our research in glaucoma has relevance to other chronic neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimers disease.

 

Cardiff Scientific Society

Cardiff Scientific Society is a members only, non-profit making organisation that retains the aims set out when it was founded in 1926, “By Lectures, Demonstrations, etc, of a popular nature, to extend interest in the application of Science to everyday life.”

The Society runs a series of lectures on scientific topics throughout the year. These are aimed at anyone with an interest in science. Lectures are members only but membership can be bought online, by post and at the door.

Single lectures can be attended for a £5 fee or a Membership can be purchased to cover the whole year. Current fees are £15 for adult members. Young members (18 and under) and Students can join for free.

https://www.cardiffscientificsociety.org/programme.htm

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