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Mr Samuel ABOKYI | Ms Jingfang Jennifer BIAN | Mr Shashi Kant CHAUDHARY | Mr Ka Wai Jimmy CHEUNG | Ms Sin Wan Peggy CHEUNG | Mr Man Pan Bruce CHIN | Mr Kai Yip CHOI | Mr Byung Soo Jeremy KANG | Ms Yamunadevi LAKSHMANAN | Ms Hang I Christie LAM | Mr Ki Kit LAU | Ms Hoi Lam LI | Ms Zhechuang Serena LI | Ms Sonal Aswin VYAS | Mr Kin Ken WAN | Mr Hu XIAO | Ms Ning Jenny ZHANG | Ms Biyue GUO | Ms Li PAN | Ms Qi TAN | Mr Mezbah UDDIN | Ms Meng CHENG | Mr Bing Yuan KONG | Ms Rong LI | Ms Yuanyuan LIANG | Ms Anqi LYU | Mr Ying Hon SZE | Ms Qin WANG | Ms Seema BANERJEE | Ms Hangyu ZHANG | Ms Wei YANG | Ms Mei ZHAO | Ms Yajing YANG

Mr Samuel ABOKYI

Mr Samuel ABOKYI
PhD

Title of project:
Neuroprotective effect of upregulated autophagy in retinal generation

Synopsis:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a neurodegenerative disease affecting the central retina of the aged eye, is a public health issue worldwide since it is a common cause of visual impairment in the aged population. No effective treatment for AMD exist up-to-date. Recently, studies have found that dysregulated autophagy is associated with AMD. It is, however, yet to be determined whether upregulation of autophagy flux in vivo could be protective against AMD. This translational study will investigate the potential neuroprotective effect of autophagy against retinal degeneration in a murine model. The outcome of this study will advance our knowledge on the mechanisms of AMD development, and provide the basis for developing novel therapeutic agents that could benefit many patients suffering from AMD.