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World Sight Day to raise awareness of blindness and visual impairment

World Sight Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of October. This global event coordinated by The International Agency for the Promotion of Blindness (IAPB) in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) is meant to raise public awareness of blindness and vision impairment as major international public health issues. World Sight Day aims to influence governments/ministers of health to participate...
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Professor Gemma Marfany has been awarded the distinction of the Council of Doctors and the Board of Trustees of the University of Barcelona for her contribution to scientific communication

LProfessor Gemma Marfany, co-founder and associate director of DBGen Ocular Genomics, has been honored with the Distinction of the Council of Doctors and the Board of Trustees of the University of Barcelona (UB) in its sixth edition. The award ceremony was held on April 2, 2019, in the Aula Magna of the Historic Building of the UB. With this distinction, the Council of...
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We celebrate our first anniversary with a summary of the year

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In January 2018, Dr. Roser Gonzàlez-Duarte and Dr. Gemma Marfany founded DBGen Ocular Genomics, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona. Their goal was to approach the genetic diagnosis of ocular hereditary diseases with the highest scientific standards. DBGen Ocular Genomics was born from the experience of more than 25 years of research on the genetic and molecular bases of...
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RD2018 Congress discloses new advances and upcoming therapies for Retinal Dystrophies

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In September 2018 two relevant meetings related to ocular diseases, the RD2018 International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration and the ISER (International Society for Eye Research) Conference, have taken place in Ireland. In particular, the RD2018 meeting, in which the DBGen team presented two contributions, has focused on the latest advances in genetic diagnosis, disease mechanisms and therapeutic approaches of Retinal...
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World DNA day

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Two intertwined lines, a glimpse of an helix… no doubt, this is the symbol of DNA. The structure of DNA has completely revolutionized our view of the world, the double helix allowed us to understand how genetic information is transmitted to progeny and how we could decypher the instructions encoded in genes. On 25th of April every year we celebrate the...
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International Women’s Day: Tribute to Marie Gertude Rand

Today, March 8, is the International Women’s Day, a date to commemorate women contribution to science and pay due tribute to Marie Gertrude Rand (1886-1970), an experimental psychologist with outstanding contributions to ophthalmology, physiological optics and lighting instruments design. She received her B.A. (1908) in experimental psychology from Cornell University and her Ph.D. on the “The factors that influence the...
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