UK Eye Genetics Group Webinar 1: Impact of COVID-19 on UK Eye Genetics (online)

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6 October, 2020

General Information

All UK-EGG (UK Eye Genetics group) members are warmly invited to join the first in a series of webinars for the UK Eye Genetics community, aimed at enabling virtual contact between members at a time of great disruption as a result of COVID-19. Our first webinar is focused on the Impact of COVID-19 on UK Eye Genetics and will be held on Tuesday 6th October from 5.30-7 pm.

Follow this link for more information and to register.

We have 4 fantastic speakers lined up to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to clinicians, clinical scientists and patients, and there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.


  • Professor Mariya Moosajee –  Consultant Ophthalmologist in Genetic Eye Disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Group Leader of Ocular Genomics and Therapeutics at the Francis Crick Institute in London
  • Professor Susan Downes –  Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Senior Research Fellow at the Nuffield Laboratory of Clinical Ophthalmology, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Oxford. She is the Clinical Network Lead for Ophthalmology research in the Thames Valley and Clinical research Lead for Ophthalmology in the new Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi).
  • Dr. Penny Clouston – Consultant Clinical Scientist (Molecular Genetics) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. She is the Rare Disease Lead and Deputy Head of the Oxford Regional Genetics Laboratories, which is part of the West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex Genomics Laboratory Hub (WMOWGLH). She is Lead Scientist for the Inherited Eye and Neurology (Hereditary Ataxias and Adult–onset Neurodegeneration) Specialist services.
  • Molly Watt – lives with Usher syndrome and is the founder of the Molly Watt Trust, a charity established to raise awareness of all things related to Usher Syndrome and to fundraise to provide accessible equipment for the Usher Community. Ambassador for Sense.

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