August 23, 2022

The International Myopia Institute are pleased to announce the recipients of IMI Travel Grants to the 2022 International Myopia Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The recipients are:

Patricia Ioschpe Gus

Brazil, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Dr. Patrícia Ioschpe Gus, MD, phD is a Brazilian ophthalmologist specialized in refractive surgery, contact lenses and keratoconus. Patrícia works in private office and teaches medical students and residents of Ophthalmology in Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, which is affiliated to Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Ramamurthy Dharani

India, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Associate Professor at SRM Medical College and Research Centre (SRM Institute of Science and Technology), Dharani holds a PhD in Optometry and Vision Science, with 21 years of overall experience in Optometry including Clinical work, Teaching and Research.

Dharani is the 2014 recipient of the OPO Bernard Gilmartin Award, College of Optometry, UK, for the publication titled ‘Worldwide prevalence and risk factors for myopia’ which summarises the worldwide patterns and trends for the prevalence of myopia and to evaluate the risk factors for myopia in population-based studies.

Wen Longbo

China, Aier Eye Hospital Group

Dr. Wen Longbo is currently a post-doctoral fellow of Aier Eye Hospital Group. Main research area is myopia prevention and control, as the core developer of the wearable device Clouclip for objective measurement of myopia-related environmental factors. Published 8 SCI papers totally, obtained 5 national invention patents in China.

Teele Palumaa

Estonia, East Tallinn Central Hospital

Teele is an ophthalmology resident at the East Tallinn Central Hospital, Estonia, and a researcher at the Estonian Biobank. She completed her PhD at the University of Oxford, studying the retinal circadian clock. With a deep interest in myopia, her current work explores the associations between myopia and circadian rhythms.

Weizhong Lan

China, Aier Eye Hospital Group

Dr. Weizhong Lan, MD, PhD. Aier School of Ophthalmology, Central South University. Aier Eye Hospital Group

Kate Thomson

Australia, University of Canberra

Kate Thomson is a postdoctoral research fellow within the Visual Neuroscience Group led by A/Prof Regan Ashby at the University of Canberra, Australia, where she completed her PhD in early 2022. Kate’s research focuses on the molecular pathways and neurochemical systems underlying ocular growth regulation and the development of myopia.

Antonia Neumann

Germany, University of Tuebingen

IMI Rotterdam Travel Grant Recipients
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