WA Branch Meetings
Genome-wide Association Studies success in Ophthalmology
LIWA Medical Research Series
Time: 12:00pm (for a light Lunch)
Start: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
WA Institute for Medical Research Seminar Room
Ground Floor, B Block
QEII Medical Centre
Hospital Avenue (off Hovea Lane)
The Lung Institute of Western Australia would like to invite you to attend their Medical Research seminar - Genome-wide Association Studies success in Ophthalmology.
The LIWA Medical Research Series is a forum for leading West Australian researchers to share recent research outcomes with the medical and scientific community.
Speaker: Winthrop Professor David MacKey, Director, Lion’s Eye Institute
More about Winthrop Professor MacKey
David Mackey is Winthrop Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Western Australia and Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute in Perth.
He has spent 20 years studying the genetics of the optic nerve. He conducted extensive studies into large pedigrees with Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and Dominant Optic Atrophy.
In 1993 he initiated the Glaucoma Inheritance Study in Tasmania (GIST), creating one of the largest glaucoma biobanks in the world. GIST has helped define phenotype-genotype correlations in myocilin glaucoma as well as identifying other glaucoma genes. In 2000 he started the Twins Eye Study in Tasmania and Brisbane to investigate the genetic and environmental factors contributing to the ocular biometry related to glaucoma and myopia. In 2007 he led the Norfolk Island Eye Study, examining 800 descendant of the Bounty Mutineers. In Western Australia he runs the Raine Eye Health Study of 2,000 20-year olds from a birth cohort.