fbpx
A+ A-
Saving sight. Changing lives.

News & Events

Affiliated with the University of MelbourneUniversity of Melbourne Logo

Keeping an Eye on Dementia Using Science From Space (Convergence Science Network)

Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden

Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden

A free talk presented by Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden at the Convergence Science Network.

The eye has long been regarded as the window to the brain and recent advances in imaging technologies may make it possible to detect early signs of brain diseases via the eye.

At CERA, Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden and his team have applied a method developed by NASA scientists for imaging the earth from satellites to the eye in an attempt to identify signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the retina – the thin layer of specialised nerve cells that lines the inside of the eye.

The talk will address the growing problem of Alzheimer’s disease and the need for innovative solutions for its detection and management. It will delve into the links between the eye and the brain and the science that is the basis of Associate Professor van Wijngaarden’s approach, with fascinating detours into astronomy, engineering and artificial intelligence.

Find out more at the Convergence Science Network.


When
Thursday 14 November, 2019

6.00pm – 7.00pm

Refreshments served from 5.00pm

 

Where
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth Street (Corner Grattan Street)

Melbourne Vic 3000

 

RSVP
Book your free spot online below.

Book your free spot

 


print