Euretina Retinal Med Clinical Research Award

Past Research Grants Awarded

Since the awards programme was established in 2018, we have received a high number of high-quality submissions, and progressed with new grants every year. We are proud to share the winners of past research grants below. 

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2023 winner Pearse A. Keane receiving award from Grazia Pertile, at the 23rd EURETINA Congress in Amsterdam
2023 winner João Pedro Marques receiving award from David Steel, at the 23rd EURETINA Congress in Amsterdam
2023 winner Enrico Borrelli receiving award from Grazia Pertile, at the 23rd EURETINA Congress in Amsterdam

2023 winners

Pearse A. Keane, United Kingdom: €120,994
Predicting progressive macular atrophy in patients undergoing anti-VEGF therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration using multi-modal imaging, genetics, and artificial intelligence

João Pedro Marques, Portugal: €299,879
“EYS on” gene editing for Retinitis Pigmentosa 25

Enrico Borrelli, Italy: €263,806
The role of mitochondria in geographic atrophy progression in age-related macular degeneration


2022 winners

Suzanne Yzer, The Netherlands: €186,091
Risk of posterior staphyloma in highly myopic Europeans: from epidemiology to anatomy and back

Claudia Farinha, Portugal: €294,704
Diet, lifestyle, systemic medication and genetics: can the risk for AMD be modulated? (AMD_LifeGene)


2021 winners

Robert P. Finger, Germany: €293,350
Microbiome, metabolome and complement activation in age-related macular degeneration at the University Hospital Bonn 

Dominik Fischer, UK: €287,359
REGENT (RETiNal GENE ThERapy immuNE REsponNsE) at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


2020 winners

Rufino Martins da Silva, Portugal: €223,981,59 
Metabolomics: An Integrative Tool for Investigating the Pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration at AIBILI – Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image

Gian Marco Tosi, Italy: €190,752.50
The C-type lectin receptor CD93 as a new target in retinal vascular diseases at the University of Siena


2019 winners

Camiel Boon, The Netherlands: €201,233
Juvenile X-linked retinoschisis: assessing the clinical and genetic spectrum in preparation for therapy

Roy Schwartz, UK: €262,112
Deep learning, large datasets, genome-wide analysis and histological correlates to determine the role of reticular pseudodrusen in the progression of age-related macular degeneration