A global approach to combat keratoconus

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Surgery
Location
Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Srujana Sahebjada Srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Mark Daniel
Prof Paul Baird

Summary Keratoconus is a common condition that affects the cornea and despite its increasing prevalence, the cause of keratoconus is largely unknown. Research centres across the world have individually collected cohorts of patients with keratoconus to better understand the underlying molecular causes, clinical characteristics and treatment options of keratoconus in order to develop strategies that can halt the disease progression.

Project Details

Keratoconus is a common condition that affects the cornea and despite its increasing prevalence, the cause of keratoconus is largely unknown. Research centres across the world have individually collected cohorts of patients with keratoconus to better understand the underlying molecular causes, clinical characteristics and treatment options of keratoconus in order to develop strategies that can halt the disease progression. However, these approaches have so far been piecemeal. So, we established a global collaborative keratoconus initiative, the Keratoconus International Consortium (KIC) and we have over 40 national and international Asia join hands to enhance the understanding of KC. The project involves applying machine learning/artificial learning techniques to large datasets from the consortium, to conduct big data statistical analysis and manuscript writing and also and an exciting opportunity to undertake advanced genetic analyses.

Students with backgrounds in computational sciences, statistics or optometry and visual science and genetics are welcome to apply.




Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Surgery

Research Node

Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

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