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    Creating the perfect laboratory macula model

    MDFA funded researcher, Dr Anai Gonzalez Cordero is creating an organoid – essentially a mini organ in a dish – with a macular structure.

    Gene therapy and macular degeneration

    Thanks to an MDFA Research Grant, A/Prof Matthew Simunovic is now working on what he describes as “the biological equivalent of the bionic retina”.

    Investigating blood supply and AMD

    Associate Professor Chi Luu is being funded by MDFA to investigate the relationships between blood supply to the retina, photoreceptor health and AMD phenotypes.

    Quality of life and AMD

    With an MDFA research grant Dr Sheela Kumaran is investigating the independence, emotional wellbeing, and all-round quality of life of people living with AMD.

    Investigating macular oedema

    This exciting research project, being funded by Macular Disease Foundation Australia’s Research Grants Program, is looking at the potential to use existing drugs to treat macular oedema.

    Understanding AMD at a cellular level

    Dr Zhang has been awarded $45,000 under the new Grant Family Fund, set up to provide funding for early career researchers, embarking on ‘blue sky’ projects with the potential to shift our thinking on macular disease.

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $1 million to eight exciting research projects

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has awarded more than $1 million in research funding to eight promising projects, in a ceremony marking 10 years of significant advances in the search for a cure to Australia’s leading cause of blindness.

    New gene therapy for AMD

    MDFA funded researcher, Dr Yvette Wooff is investigating cell particles called extracellular vesicles (EV), which could help develop novel gene therapies for dry AMD.

    10 years of MDFA Research Grants

    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of MDFA’s Research Grants Program, this free publication introduces you to all the talented researchers your donations have funded since 2011.