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2017-2018 Funded Projects

The VHRN is proud to present this year funded projects.

Monitoring expression of the transcription factors Sp1 and NFI as markers of cell quality in human corneal epithelial cells cultured on amniotic membranes (first demand)
Sylvain Guérin, Université Laval (Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec)
In collaboration with: Nadia Zakaria, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium

Repairing corneal perforations as a means of preventing the need for transplantation (first demand)
May Griffith, Université de Montréal
In collaboration with: Bruce Allan, Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom

Effects of the cannabinoids on the regeneration of the neurovisual pathway (first demand)
Jean-Francois Bouchard, Université de Montréal
In collaboration with: Alain Chédotal, Institut de la vision, France

The 2 following projects of the VHRN National and International Networking competition were funded by the Antoine-Turmel Foundation:

Role of the Extracellular Matrix Components in AMD: Development of an in vitro disease model (first demand)
May Griffith, Université de Montréal
In collaboration with: Jaganmohan R. Jangamreddy, LV Prasad Eye Institute, India et Ramunas Valiokas, Centre des sciences physiques et technologies, Lituania

To come