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Seminars and Events

  • Aug
    14

    Dr Klaus Ehrmann, Visiting Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science will give a lecture to all interested parties on Friday 14 August 2015 as part of the Vaegan Seminar Series. 

  • Aug
    28

    On Friday 28 August, the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia is delighted to host Associate Professor Alex Holcombe from the University of Sydney as part of the Vaegan Seminar Series. 

  • Sep
    5

    UNSW will be holding its Open Day at our Kensington campus on Saturday 5 September 2015 commencing at 9.00am.  Staff from the School of Optometry and Vision Science will be available to answer any queries you may have.

  • Sep
    11

    The School welcomes Associate Professor Bamini Gopinath from the University of Sydney who will present on "Novel modifiable nutitional and lifestyle factors for AMD".  His lecture is scheduled for Friday 11 September 2015 at 4pm. 

Research Spotlight

Dr Ulrike Hampel was a Visiting Fellow at the School in 2013 and again in 2014. During this time Uli worked with Professor Willcox and others in the School on projects examining the ability of Meibomium gland cells to produce lipids. Recently, the fruits of this research were published in the prestigious journal PLoSOne entitled "Serum-Induced Keratinization Processes in an Immortalized Human Meibomian Gland Epithelial Cell Line". This work was not only a collaboration with the School and Uli from the Department of Anatomy II, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, but also our collaborators from the University of Wollongong.

The paper demonstrated that treatment of the Meibomium gland cells in cell culture with serum promoted the production of lipids within the cells.