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2015-2016 funded projects

Participation in the first National and International Networking competition of the Vision Health Research Network was exceptional, with 19 applications involving 43 research teams in 17 provinces, states, and countries, including Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, the United States (Washington, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, New York), France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Sweden, Germany and Australia. Co-funding from the collaborating teams has allowed the funding of 7 research projects for a total of 150,000 $. Congratulations to all the winners !

The neural substrate of  the binocular changes that occur after short-term monocular deprivation in primates
Robert Hess, McGill University
In collaboration with:  Frédéric Chavane, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France

Projections visuelles corticothalamique au pulvinar
Denis Boire, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
In collaboration with:  James Bourne, Monash University, Australia

Caractérisation des interactions synergiques entre les cellules cancéreuses du mélanome uvéal et les cellules stromales de leur environnement afin de mieux comprendre sa résistance thérapeutique
Solange Landreville, Université Laval
In collaboration with:  Frédéric Mouriaux, Université de Rennes, France

Mécanisme d’abolition de l’activité enzymatique des mutants de la lécithine rétinol acyltransférase qui mènent à la rétinite pigmentaire et l’amaurose congénitale de Leber
Christian Salesse, Université Laval
In collaboration with:  Manuel Prieto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Wide-scale calcium imaging of cortical connectivity networks reorganization after a visual deficit: influence of the cholinergic system
Elvire Vaucher, Université de Montréal
In collaboration with:  Majid H. Mohajerani, University of Lethbridge, Alberta

 

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

Efficacy of innovative topical application of CD36 modulator, DBG178, in (model of) choroidal neovascularization
Sylvain Chemtob, Université de Montréal
In collaboration with: Ashim Mitra, University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States

The role of eye movements and attention in improving visual perception
Aarlenne Khan, Université de Montréal
In collaboration with:  Gunnar Blohm, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario