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  • 26 June 2015

    School staff were delighted to attend the graduation of our Class of 2014 and our higher degree students on 18 June 2015. We had a total of 86 undergraduate and higher degree students graduate, including one Doctor of Science - Adjunct Professor Charles McMonnies. 

  • 26 June 2015

    The UNSW Optometry Clinic is looking for a casual Optical Dispenser to work primarily one day a week – Fridays,
    during semester.

  • 24 June 2015

    Ever thought about volunteering for our research studies? Now is your chance! The School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW is currently seeking volunteers for their many research projects. 

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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.