Flinders University researcher Dr Tiger Zhou has won a prestigious Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship in Medicine to search for genes that cause glaucoma.
Researchers from Flinders University are looking into the past to predict whether some people in the early stages of glaucoma are likely to go blind in the future.
Two projects which tackle the leading causes of blindness and vision loss are among 13 projects sharing a total of $6,215,636 of NHMRC funding.
The Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, will visit today two collaborative medical research programs dedicated to fighting eye disease that involve Flinders University.
Health and medical researchers at Flinders University have secured almost $7 million in grants for 13 projects from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).