Dr. Jordi Monés, the Medical Director of the Barcelona Macula Foundation: Research for Vision; and Dr. Marc Biarnés, the Researcher in the Foundation, are to participate at the second meeting of the European Project: Exploring the combined role of genetic and non-genetic factors for developing AMD: A systems level analysis of disease subgroups, risk factors, and pathways, known as EYE-RISK.
To be held in Majorca on 15-17 October, the meeting will provide an opportunity to share the progress made in the first months of the project and to set the guidelines for forthcoming months. There will also be a presentation of the project website together with a session on systems biology taught by Tim Radstake an international expert, entitled "Systems medicine to understanddisease".
The EYE-RISK project aims to identify risk factors, molecular mechanisms and therapeutic methods to combat Age-Related Macular Degeneration. It is an international research project in which eight research centres, two companies and a patient organisation from six European countries all participate.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement no 634479.
Dr. Jordi Monés during the presentation "GA phenotypes CLUSTER analysis".