Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research HMCSR, announces the start of receiving nomination applications for Ali Mango Award for Distinguished Researcher from 1st of February to 1st of March 2014, in the following Categories: .
1. Basic Sciences and Information Technology.
2. Pharmacy, Dentistry and Rehabilitation Sciences.
3. Graduate Students.
For the regulation and application forms please visit HMCSR website at the link http://centers.ju.edu.jo/en/hmcsr/CenterForms/Forms/All_Forms.aspx
|1/30/2014||4/2/2014||Invitation for Nomination for Ali Mango Award||Invitation for Nomination for Ali Mango Award|
The Late Neolithic Colonization of the Eastern Badia, by Professor Gary Rollefson, Professor of Anthropology, Whitman College, ACOR/CAORC Senior Fellow
The lecture will be held on Tuesday 25 February 2014 at 6:00 pm, in ACOR Center, Amman, Jordan
About the Lecture:
Unprecedented population growth, environmental degradation, and a reduction of rainfall by the end of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period (c. 8,700-7,000 BC) resulted in severe pressures on farming communities in highland Jordan and other parts of the Near East. One consequence of these developments was a concerted move into the eastern badia region by pastoral groups to take advantage of the pasturage for their sheep and goats, converting vegetation useless for humans into meat, dairy products, wool and hair, and skins. Long considered to be a slow and somewhat timid process of adapting to the arid regions, recent research in the Wadi al-Qattafi and Wisad Pools east of Azraq now indicates that the shift into the badia by shepherds was robust and widespread, establishing semi-permanent villages that were occupied for several months of the year, sometimes practicing occasional agriculture when seasonal rains permitted, as early as 6,500 BC.
About the Lecturer:
Dr. Gary Rollefson is Professor of Anthropology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He has worked in the field of archaeology in Jordan for more than thirty years. He specializes in Near Eastern prehistoric archeology and prehistoric religions in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. He is well known for his work, together with Jordanian archaeologist Zeidan Kafafi, at the site of 'Ain Ghazal and the discovery there of ancient plaster statues.
Rollefson first came to Jordan on an ACOR fellowship in 1978. He lectures and publishes extensively. Rollefson studied Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, BA (1965), and at the University of Arizona, MA (1972), and Ph.D. (1978).
|2/22/2014||2/25/2014||Public Lecture Announcement 25-February 2014||Public Lecture Announcement 25-February 2014|
Western Christian Pilgrims to the Holy Land in the Early Ottoman Period, by Dr. Robert Schick, Independent Scholar and ongoing ACOR Publication Fellow
The lecture will be held on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at 6:00 pm, in ACOR Center, Amman, Jordan
About the Lecture:
This talk will examine the varied experiences of Western Christian pilgrims who traveled to the Holy Land during the 16th and 17th centuries, focusing on two of them: Heinrich Wölfli, a Swiss theologian who came in 1520, and George Robinson, an apocalyptic Quaker from England who came in 1657.
|2/22/2014||3/20/2014||Public Lecture Announcement 19-March 2014||Public Lecture Announcement 19-March 2014|
Man and the Deserts, Second Int'l Conference in Wadi Rum March 2014
The conference will be held on 5-7 March 2014, in Wadi Rum, Jordan
About the conference:
International Conference 5-7 March 2014: The International Multidisciplinary Conference in Wādī Rum (MCWR) is the only event of its kind in the Middle-East run exclusively for researchers, scientists and sustainable development working in the field of interaction between Man and the Deserts. The Conference provides delegates with an unmissable opportunity to:
1. explore a variety of different aspects of interaction between Man and the Deserts
2. share best practice
3. find out about the latest research
The Conference will take place at the Visitor Centre of the Wadi Rum Protected Area. The International Multidisciplinary Conference in Wadi Rum (MCWR) is an opportunity for participants to explore issues directly connected to their own area of work while engaging with other professionals from a wide range of disciplines. Participants will come together for dynamic plenary sessions on key issues.
For more information
|2/22/2014||3/29/2014||Conference Announcement 5-7 March 2014||Conference Announcement 5-7 March 2014|
International training workshop in conservation and management of stone buildings
The training will be held on 6-10 April 2014, in Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
About the training
As part of “New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies” (NARNIA) FP7 project, the Hashemite University will organize and host an international training workshop in conservation and management of stone buildings in the period 6-10 of April 2014.
The workshop will have participants form eight well know international universities (University of Cyprus (Coordinator, Cyprus) - Archaeological Research Unit, University College London (UK), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), G.M EUROCY INNOVATIONS LTD (Cyprus), University of Sheffield (UK), Université Paris-Ouest (France), National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece), Thetis Authentics LTD (Greece)) and many other Jordanian sectors.
|2/22/2014||4/12/2014||Training Announcement 6-10 April 2014||Training Announcement 6-10 April 2014|
Under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Khaled Al-Fawares
Kick off meeting
"Bacterial Community Shift Associated with Coral Reefs in Gulf of Aqaba” project
Amman – The University of Jordan / Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research
3rd April 2014
|3/31/2014||4/30/2014||The Kick off meeting of the "Bacterial Community Shift Associated with Coral Reefs in Gulf of Aqaba” project||The Kick off meeting of the "Bacterial Community Shift Associated with Coral Reefs in Gulf of Aqaba” project|
برعاية الأستاذ الدكتور اخليف الطراونة
رئيس الجامعة الأردنية
يسر الأستاذ الدكتورة عبير البواب
مديرة مركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية
دعوتكم لحضور اليوم العلمي الرابع لمركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية بعنوان ”كنوز البحر الميت“ وحفل توزيع جائزة علي منكو للباحث المتميز في الأردن ، وذلك في تمام الساعة التاسعة والنصف من صباح يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 17 / 6 / 2014 في مدرج علي حمدي منكو/ مركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية
|6/11/2014||6/20/2014||The Fourth Scientific Day of Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research ||The Fourth Scientific Day of Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research |
دعوة لحضور محاضرة
الزملاء الأكارم أعضاء الهيئة التدريسية و هيئة الباحثين في الجامعة الأردنية
يسر مركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية في الجامعة الأردنية بالتعاون مع جمعية خبراء التراخيص بدعوتكم لحضور ندوة تعريفية بعنوان
"مقدمة في براءات الاختراع للأكاديميين"
سيلقي المحاضرة "د. حازم الصمادي" القاضي في محكمة بداية عمان و ذلك في الساعة الثانية عشر والنصف من ظهر يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 30/9/2014 في مدرج علي منكو/ مركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية.
|9/25/2014||10/2/2014||Public Lecture Announcement 30-September 2014 (Introduction to Patents for academics)||Public Lecture Announcement 30-September 2014 (Introduction to Patents for academics)|
We would like to inform you that the Virtual Archaeology International Network, INNOVA, composed of Centers, Institutions and Companies in this disciplinary field from more than 20 countries, offers to the international educational community a new Master programme: Virtual Cultural Heritage: The Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era.
This innovative transnational training program for postgraduate, consist of 60 ects credits, and will be held from November of this course 2014-2015. It will be taught online, in English language , through the Virtual Archaeology and Cultural Heritage International Campus, SEAV TRAINING (www. seavtraining.com), constituting the first objective, in the field of training, of the international network of virtual archaeology INNOVA.
The educational program conducted by qualified professionals from 15 countries, develops the new concept of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era: Smart Heritage, as an essential pillar from which to delve into the research, documentation, preservation and dissemination of Cultural Heritage of the XXI century, sustained by The London Charter (International Charter of Cultural Heritage Visualisation) and the Seville Principles (Principles of International Virtual Archaeology).
We invite to meet us in www.virtualarchaeoloy.net, wishing to join new partners in the common goal of researching, developing and disseminating the Virtual Heritage and Archaeology.
We also hope that the Transnational Master INNOVA is of your interest and we count on your support to spread this postgraduate program in your professional and social area of relationships.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation, I send you warm greetings and remain at your disposal for any information that you request.
Spanish Society of Virtual Archaeology, SEAV
Virtual Archaeology International Network, INNOVA
European Center for Innovation in Virtual Archaeology, INNOVA Center
Phone: +34 660 076 053
|10/9/2014||11/10/2014||International Master´s Degree: Virtual Cultural Heritage: The Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era||International Master´s Degree: Virtual Cultural Heritage: The Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era|
Upon the requests from prospective participants of the ICWEE2015, the deadline for submitting the abstract has been extended to October 20, 2014. On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the Third International Conference on Water, energy and Environment (ICWEE2015) that will be held at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on 24-26 March 2015.
You are invited to submit abstracts by October 20, 2014. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
* Water regulation and policies
* Water resources and sustainable development of the region
* Progress in water protection and remediation
* Wastewater treatment
* Water and energy
* Environmental impact
* Economic management and development of water resources
* Other water related topics
For more information, please visit the conference website at the following link:http://www.aus.edu/ICWEE2015
Selected manuscripts will be published in a special issue of selected journals such as Desalination and Water Treatment after the normal peer-review process. In addition, authors may submit their papers to Desalination as regular papers mentioning they were presented at ICWEE 2015 and are within the scope of the journal.
I would like to make you aware of two workshops (Design, Operation and Economics of Membrane Desalination Systems and Process Modeling & Optimization, Cost Analysis, Pollution Prevention and Debottlenecking) that will be held prior to the conference on March 22-23, 2015. Please find attached information about two workshops
We are looking forward to meeting you in Sharjah.
|10/9/2014||10/20/2014||The Third International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment (ICWEE2015)-New deadline||The Third International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment (ICWEE2015)-New deadline|
The lecture will be held on Tuesday 3 December 2014 at 10:00 am, in HMCSR Center, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
By: Dr. Mahmoud Al Khalili
|12/1/2014||Public Lecture Announcement 3-December 2014 (Recycling, working for a better environment)||Public Lecture Announcement 3-December 2014 (Recycling, working for a better environment)|
تحت رعاية الاستاذة الدكتورة عبير البواب عميدة البحث العلمي في الجامعة الاردنية نتشرف بدعوتكم لحضور حفل اعلان الفائزين في مسابقة العلماء والمبادرات الاجتماعية ، و ذلك يوم الاثنين الموافق 22/12/2014 في تمام الساعة الثانية في مدرج علي حمدي منكو - مركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية / الجامعة الاردنية .
قامت جمعية تغيير بعقد مسابقة بين العلماء و الباحثين و أساتذة الجامعات من كافة التخصصات العلمية للتقدم بأفضل فكرة لمبادرة اجتماعية تشجع على نشر المحبة و التسامح و تقبل الآخر بين أفراد المجتمع وسيعلن عن أفضل ثلاثة أفكار في الحفل.
جمعية تغيير هي جمعية غير ربحية مسجلة في وزارة الثقافة الأردنية و تقدم برامج تشجع على العلوم، القراءة و الريادة الإجتماعية.
يرجى تأكيد حضورك او اختيار مندوب لحضور الحفل قبل تاريخ 18/12/2014 على العنوان ادناه
منسقة البرنامج/ جمعية تغيير
الهاتف: (962) 656 233 58
الفاكس: (962) 656 233 57
الموبايل: (962) 79 626 1012
البريد الالكتروني: email@example.com
|12/17/2014||12/24/2014||Ceremony Invitation _جمعية تغيير_||Ceremony Invitation _جمعية تغيير_|
DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants
Practical-oriented Training for New Researchers in Jordan
March 8th–12th 2015 — E-Learning — September 6th–10th 2015
On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the DIES ProGRANT Co-ordination Centre at the University of Cologne, together with the DAAD Information Centre Amman and an additional local partner are organizing the training course:
“ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants: Practical-oriented Trainings for New Researchers”
The course is part of the DIES (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK).
The aim of DIES ProGRANT is to train researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising research proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application to the funding institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course. Each group will consist of 30 participants from the region.
Because of its multicultural nature, DIES ProGRANT is also an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships
Seminar I (March 8th–12th 2015, Amman, Jordan)
Seminar I will provide basic knowledge and basic technical skills that are needed to design, write and budget a potentially successful grant (e.g. to transform an abstract research idea into a proposal) on the basis of lectures, group work and exercises. Attendance and active participation from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm is required.
Seminar II (September 6th–10th 2015, Amman, Jordan)
During the second seminar, the grant drafts will be presented, discussed, evaluated and fine-tuned in a participative review process. The objective of this seminar is to engage in a collaborative feedback process between trainers and participants and ultimately develop a final draft. At the end of Seminar II, the research funding proposals should be ready for submission to research funding organizations. Attendance and active participation from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm is required.
More information can be found here
Mor inforamtion can be found here http://proposalwriting.globalsouth.uni-koeln.de/fileadmin/home/ProGRANT/Call-for-Application-ProGRANT_Jordan_24_10.pdf
|12/18/2014||1/4/2015||DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants/ Practical-oriented Training for New Researchers in Jordan||DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants/ Practical-oriented Training for New Researchers in Jordan|
دعوه لحضور محاضرة
يسرنا دعوتكم لحضور المحاضرة التي سيلقيها الدكتور الباحث أحمد طلفاح
من معهد لايبنتز للعلوم التحليلية (ISAS) في دورتموند، المانيا
Leibniz Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften (ISAS)
وذلك الساعة الواحدة ظهرا يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 23/12/2014
مركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية / مدرج علي حمدي منكو
Online Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) online detection of living cancer cells and micro magnetic imaging resonance
Abstract: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a powerful analytical technique with a wide range of application field, and the NMR spectroscopy is a very information-rich and reliable analytical method which gives comprehensive chemical information about the composition of unknown materials. Typical NMR analyses are carried out in 5 and 3 mm sample tubes with approximately (700, 200) μL sample, Measuring small and ultra-smaller samples volumes are not possible due to the limit of detection (LOD).
A Microstrip NMR detector was designed to enable investigations of volume-limited samples in the low nanoliter range. Therefore NMR spectra of sample quantities in the 100 pmol range can be obtained with this microprobe in a few seconds. Moreover, the planar geometry of the detector is suitable to the size and geometry requirements such different kind of microfluidic cellular sample holders.
Since NMR is a nondestructive technique and high speciation performance, it is one of the major technologies for metabolic profiling, hence allows in vivo measurements of biological cells.
In the ongoing research, we focus on metabolic analysis of living human cancer cells; the obtained data about the concentrations and production \ degradation rates of the metabolites give direct evidence of the present status of the cell, which assist us to understand biochemical pathways. A cellular microfluidic NMR sample holder was designed with temperature and proper gas atmosphere controlled environment in order to maintain the viability of the biological cells at near physiological conditions for the long-term in vitro studies.
As a near future investigation, cancer living cells samples will be treated with metal based anti-cancer drugs (e.g. platinum based drugs); the metabolomics respond analyses combined with the (1H,195Pt) NMR studies (signals and correlation times) will be employed to understand the molecular mechanism of anticancer drugs action, and to find out the transport mechanism through the cellular membrane, by quantitative calculation of the organic and nonorganic Platinum NMR signal of the treated cells, the pseudo-first-order rate constant for the reaction of anti-cancer drug with water will be defined, which is indeed a very important factor to monitor the efficiency, aging and degradation of metal-based anti-cancer drugs.
|12/22/2014||12/24/2014||Public Lecture Announcement 22-December 2014 (Online Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) online detection of living cancer cells and micro magnetic imaging resonance )||Public Lecture Announcement 22-December 2014 (Online Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) online detection of living cancer cells and micro magnetic imaging resonance )|
|1/27/2015||1/30/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 29 January 2015 (ICGEB International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) ||Public Lecture Announcement 29 January 2015 (ICGEB International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) |
|1/27/2015||2/5/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 2 February 2015 (Inductively Coupled Plasma ICP OES)||Public Lecture Announcement 2 February 2015 (Inductively Coupled Plasma ICP OES)|
Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research HMCSR, announces the start of receiving nomination applications for Ali Mango Award for Distinguished Researcher from 15th of February to 30th of April 2015, in the following Categories: .
1. Engineering and Agricultural Science.
2. Nursing and Medicinal Sciences.
3. Graduate Students.
For the regulation and application forms please visit HMCSR website at the link
|2/18/2015||4/30/2015||Invitation for Nomination for Ali Mango Award||Invitation for Nomination for Ali Mango Award|
The fund for projects by HMCSR, is open for project proposals between 15 February and 15 March 2015
Please note that all project proposals that are not submitted in accordance with the timeframes will not be considered.
Information regarding form for proposal writing can be found at the link below.
|3/4/2015||4/1/2015||The fund for projects by HMCSR, is open for project proposals between 15 February and 1st of April 2015||The fund for projects by HMCSR, is open for project proposals between 15 February and 1st of April 2015|
The lecture will be held on Thursday 7 May 2015 at 11:00 am, in Hamdi Mango Center (HMCSR), The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
|5/6/2015||5/10/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 7-May 2015 [n]-Oligourea-based Green Sorbents as Novel Materials for the Capturing of CO2 ||Public Lecture Announcement 7-May 2015 [n]-Oligourea-based Green Sorbents as Novel Materials for the Capturing of CO2 |
|5/31/2015||6/6/2015||Invitation for the 5th Scientific Day for HMCSR||Invitation for the 5th Scientific Day for HMCSR|
Please find below information about the Advanced Master Course in Structural Analysis of Existing Buildings, Monuments and Historical Constructions (call 3).
I kindly invite you to disseminate this information to anybody who could be interested in applying.
Applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, approved by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, are opened up to July 20, 2015 (call 3).
This Master Course is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic). The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.
A number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.
The SAHC leaflet can be downloaded at www.msc-sahc.org/upload/docs/Leaflet_low.pdf
Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the website www.msc-sahc.org
|6/28/2015||7/20/2015||SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE ADVANCED MASTERS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MONUMENTS AND HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTIONS||SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE ADVANCED MASTERS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MONUMENTS AND HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTIONS|
The 4th International Geoscience & Geomatics Conference 23rd - 25th
November 2015, Manama, Bahrain
In Collaboration with the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, the Arab
Remote Sensing and GIS Organisation (ARGISO) is pleased to announce the
4th International Geoscience and Geomatics Conference.
Aninternationally renowned Keynote speakers in the field of Remote Sensing will be holding discussion on several topics , namely,Professor Alfredo Huete (University of Technology, Sydney), Professor Mazlan Hashim (University of Technology Malaysia).
The Conference provides a platform for professionals, researchers and
student from all over the world to exchange new findings and advances in this field. It aims to cover all aspects on scientific and technical
advances in the field of Geoscience and Geomatics ranging from the
integration of instruments, methodologies and technologies to their use in environmental sciences, engineering and other natural sciences.
In addition, the 2nd International ASD Users meeting will be held
alongside the conference.
To submit a paper please submit it online or email it to the conference organization directly at
For more information or online submission please visit
 If you have already submitted a paper online please also send us a copy to the email address above.
The Arab Geomatics Team
|8/12/2015||9/16/2015||The 4th International Geoscience & Geomatics Conference 23rd - 25th November 2015, Manama, Bahrain||The 4th International Geoscience & Geomatics Conference 23rd - 25th November 2015, Manama, Bahrain|
H2020 framework programme has allocated EUR 215 million from the 2015 budget for the Individual Fellowship (IF) action of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe.
We would like to remind you that the deadline for the Individual Fellowship/IF Action is getting closer now 10th of September at 17:00 Brussels time.
If you are an Experienced Researcher who is in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience and have not resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals, you still have time to apply.
link for the call
MSCA Work Programme
The document includes all MSCA actions, you may find about IF-action on page 24
online submission link
Link for the Expressions of Interest
Expressions of Interest
Net4mobility project that provide all types of needed help and documents for the Marie Sklodowska curie actions
Guide for Applicants
Guide for Applicants
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any clarification while going through the document
How to write a winning Proposal for IF
How to win an IF proposal
Includes 23 lessons for all evaluation criteria, illustrating each point with real comments from evaluators.
IF Survivors' guide
IF survivors' guide
A document prepared by the NCPs from Cyprus that includes all the tricks that you might fall in and answers all your questions
Linkedin Group: EU-JordanNet II- Marie S. Curie Networking and Coaching
EU-JordanNet II MSCA
Where you may follow up on all the announcements, updates, local & International activities and opportunities.
For more information
National Contact Point (Jordan-NCPs) in Jordan
Muna Dahoud Zaqsaw
International Cooperation Department
Researcher/MSCA National Contact Point
P.O.Box: 36 Jubeiha, Amman 11941, Jordan
Tel: +962 6 53 35 283
53 40 401 Ext:238
Fax: +962 6 534 0589
HCST, Established in 1987 as an independent public institution, with the objective of building a national scientific and technological base to contribute to socio-economic and cultural development in the Kingdom.
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|8/12/2015||9/16/2015||Individual Fellowship (IF) action of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. ||Individual Fellowship (IF) action of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. |
|8/16/2015||8/20/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 17 August 2015 (Education for Generation Y Students) ||Public Lecture Announcement 17 August 2015 (Education for Generation Y Students) |
Age related macular degeneration: IL-18 as a novel immunotherapy
The lecture will be held on Tuesday 03 September 2015 at 12:00 pm, in HMCSR Center, Amman, Jordan
Abstract: Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the western world. There are two main types of AMD, the “dry” form characterised by the presence of yellow deposits called drusen, in the macula and the "wet" form characterised by the growth of abnormal blood vessels from the choroid beneath the macula. The majority of people with AMD have the dry form of the disease and lose some form of central vision. Approximately 30% of patients are refractory to current therapies at the onset and over time and the majority of current treatments control the risk factors associated with the disease rather than the disease itself. The inflammatory cytokine IL-18 was discovered to be capable of regulating angiogenesis in the choroid in mice and that treatment with the cytokine could potentially be used as a therapy in patients suffering from late AMD.
My project involved analysis of the effects of IL-18 on the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in order to determine whether it affects the homeostatic functions of the RPE. Data obtained from the project showed that IL-18 appeared to have no negative effect on the RPE or any impairment in its immune function. The results imply that IL-18 would not have any detrimental effects on the outer blood retinal barrier function of the RPE if it were to be used as a novel therapy for AMD.
|8/30/2015||9/5/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 03-Septemper- 2015||Public Lecture Announcement 03-Septemper- 2015|
|10/26/2015||11/4/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 28 October 2015 ||Public Lecture Announcement 28 October 2015 |
|10/26/2015||11/10/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 29 ×October 2015 ||Public Lecture Announcement 29 ×October 2015 |
|11/29/2015||12/6/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 26 November 2015||Public Lecture Announcement 26 November 2015|
|11/29/2015||12/6/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 3 December 2015||Public Lecture Announcement 3 December 2015|
|12/8/2015||12/12/2015||Public Lecture Announcement 10 December 2015||Public Lecture Announcement 10 December 2015|