Ming Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Zhang received MD from medical college of Wuhan University, followed by an Msc and Ph.D training in Pediatric infectious diseases from Tongji Medical University of China. Dr Zhang’s professional interests are in the area of pathogenesis of viral ocular infections, mainly in studying innate immune responses against cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus ocular infections and exploration of minimally invasive treatment strategies to enhance innate immune responses or prevent death of uninfected bystander retinal cells and preserve the retina and vision.
The long term goal of my research program is to understand the pathogenesis of cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus ocular infections by using mouse models and organotypic retinal culture models. Our current work includes the investigation of the roles of autophagy and RIP kinases in innate immune responses and neuron death and exploration of minimally invasive treatment strategies to enhance innate immune responses or prevent death of uninfected bystander retinal cells and preserve the retina and vision.
John D. Bullock, University Boonshoft School of Medicine, USA
Yun-Feng Zhang, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Yun-Feng Zhang got his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. During 2011-2016, he worked as an assistant professor in School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, China. Now he is a postdoc research fellow in the Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Yun-Feng Zhang’s research interest is focused on deciphering mechanisms underlying abnormal behaviors of neurological diseases (e.g. depression and epilepsy) at cellular, neural microcircuit network and behavioral levels using a combination of electrophysiological, morphological and behavioral techniques. His current studies depend on multi-neuron whole-cell patch clamp recordings, 3D neuronal morphological reconstructions and behavioral assays to decode the neural microcircuits properties in mouse visual and olfactory cortex.
Frederic Matonti, North Hospital in Marseille, France
Assisatnt Professor in North Hospital in Marseille. Specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical vitreoretinal deseases. PhD in Neuroscience in the Neurosciences Institute in la Timone. Involved in many national and international clinical protocols. Basic research in the field of retinal prostheses and retinal effects of anti-VEGF treatment.
Basic research in the field of retinal prostheses and retinal effects of anti-VEGF treatment.
Vassilios Kozobolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Argyrios Tzamalis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
My research interest inlcude, cornea, cataract, ocular surface and oculoplastic surgery.
Rosa Corcoy PLA, Hospital of Santa Creu i San Pau, Spain
Diabetes and pregnancy, endocrinological diseases and pregnancy, type 1 diabetes mellitus, continuous glucose monitoring, endocrinological diseases & pregnancy and Type 1 diabetes mellitu
Jin Ma, Sun Yat-sen University, China
The scientific research in the Ophthalmology related areas
Weizhong LAN, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Myopia, vision development, vision quality.
Bojun Zhao, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, China
Dr. Bojun Zhao is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Director of Ophthalmic Centre at Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University in China. He obtained his MD at Medical School of Shandong University, China in 1986 and a PhD in School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University in the UK in 2003. He joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University (1986-2000), and was Post Doctoral Research Associate in School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University in UK (2003-2004). He served as Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University in UK from 2004 to 2009. The following year, he was appointed as deputy director of the Department of Ophthalmology of Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University and deputy head of Shandong Eye and ENT Institute, China.
He has contributed more than 80 publications in international and Chinese Journals, Bojun Zhao is an editorial board member of Mathews Journal of Ophthalmology, Asutin Ophthalmology, International Journal of Burn and Trauma, Case Studies in Surgery. He is also the President of Ocular Fundus Disease Group of Chinese Society of Microcirculation.
I focus my study on the mechanism of choroidal and retinal neovascularization, in particularly, the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other growth factors and their signaling in pathological angiogenesis. Aberrant neovascularization of the retina and choroid is associated with diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Full elucidiation of the etioloy of these diseases is paramount for the development of novel therapeutic methods to combat these diseases.
Tongabay Cumjurcu, Inonu Univesity, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Tongabay Cumurcu has done his specialty in Ophthalmology from Department of Ophthalmology Malatya, Inonu University, Turkey. He is honorable member in Turkish Medical Association. He published more than 35 articles in international peer review journals. Currently he is working as Professor of Ophthalmology Department, Inonu University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey.
His research are are cornea, glaucoma, anterior segment disease, ocular surface disease, oculoplasty.
Remzi KARADAG, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey