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EVI Board Meeting - May 2019

The European Vision Institute(EVI) has recently met to a session of the Steering Committee at the University Eye Clinic in Cologne.

Welcome at IOB, Caroline Klaver!

Caroline Klaver has been elected Professor of Genetic Epidemiology of Ophthalmic Diseases at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel, in a joint professorship with the University of Rotterdam.

Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle?

How a Dutch university aims to boost gender parity

Female applicants will receive priority consideration for faculty positions at Eindhoven University of Technology for at least 18 months.

Consultation launched on proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital to King’s Cross

Moorfields has launched a consultation to ensure that patients and the public have their say on exciting proposals to move the hospital to a new facility.

Congratulations Fiona Müllner!

Fiona Müllner has been awarded a L’Oréal-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE fellowship, presented in partnership with the foundation of Nobel Laureate Professor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard.

Commission to invest €11 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and drive innovation-led sustainable growth

The European Commission today announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual tranche - €11 billion - of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 in the final year of the programme.

Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society conducts huge bullying survey

Thousands of employees took part in social study after high-profile bullying scandals emerged last year.

Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields and Peking University sign MoU for collaborative education

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and its strategic partner, Moorfields Eye Hospital, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Peking University Health Science Center.

Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

Recognizing the benefits, we move from merely supporting the use of preprint servers to promoting it.

New treatment for severe dry eye disease promising in early clinical trials

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a paper in Translational Vision Science and Technology.

Junior researchers are losing out by ghostwriting peer reviews

Graduate students and postdocs who produce reviews under a senior colleague’s name receive no credit or acknowledgement for their work, and miss a chance to become acquainted with journal editors.

Indonesia tops open-access publishing charts

Countries in southeast Asia, Africa and South America lead the way on free-to-read literature.

US $244 billion lost annually because people don't have spectacles to correct myopia

Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the March print issue of the scientific journal Ophthalmology.

Being a PhD student shouldn’t be bad for your health

The first international meeting on postgraduate mental health opens this week, but much more is needed to solve academia’s crisis.