6th Annual Champalimaud Day Symposium in India
The Champalimaud Foundation’s C-TRACER – Champalimaud Translational Centre for Eye Research – network celebrated its fifth anniversary on January 30th with the 2013 Champalimaud Day Symposium in Hyderabad, India.
This sixth edition of the Champalimaud Day Symposium in India was a fitting tribute to the achievements made during the first five years of work carried out at C-TRACER 1. Since its inauguration in 2008, the C-TRACER team in Hyderabad has continued to develop cutting-edge solutions to vision disorders and have in particular been one of the major exponents of stem cell technology in this area. By promoting translational research based around the use of stem cells and research into advanced molecular and functional genomics, this C-TRACER has already made a significant impact on individuals as well as the scientific community.
In keeping with the advanced research programmes developed by the C-TRACER 1 team, the 2013 Symposium welcomed some of the leading scientists in the field from five different continents. Foundation President, Leonor Beleza, welcomed all participants to Hyderabad before introducing the joint winner of the 2012 António Champalimaud Vision Award, David Williams from Rochester University. Other participants at the Symposium included Prof. Brigette Roeder, from the University of Hamburg, Germany, Prof. Adrian Lee, from Sydney, Australia, and Prof. D. Balasubramanian, Director of Reseach at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, and Director of C-TRACER 1.
The C-TRACERs from both Brazil and Portugal were also represented at the meeting in order to present their ongoing research and hold discussions with the other members of the network.