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Core Group

Core Group

Action Chair - Assoc. Prof. Neil LAGALI

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Faculy of Medicine, Linköping University, 581 83 Linköping, (SWEDEN)
Website: https://liu.se/en/research/cornea-research
Email: coordination@aniridia-net.eu

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Action Vice Chair and Grant Holder Scientific Representative - Prof Claus CURSIEFEN

Affiliation: Zentrum für Augenheilkunde – Department of Ophthalmology, Universitätsklinikum Köln – University of Cologne. Kerpener Str. 62, 50937 Köln (GERMANY)
Website: http://augenklinik.uk-koeln.de
Research group website: http://www.for2240.de/
Email: management@aniridia-net.eu

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Administrative Coordinator - Sabrina WEBER

Affiliation: University of Cologne/University Hospital Cologne. Kerpener Str. 62, 50937 Köln (GERMANY)
Email: Sabrina.weber@uk-koeln.de
Phone: +49 221 / 478-32845

WG 1 Clinical Guidelines Leader - Prof Dominique BREMOND-GIGNAC

Affiliation 1: University Hospital Necker Enfants Malades, APHP. 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris (FRANCE)
Affiliation 2: Clinical Research Center CLAIROP n°48 – INSERM Unit UMRS1138, Team 17.
Affiliation 3: Paris V René Descartes University
Email: wg1@aniridia-net.eu

WG 2 Clinical and Cohort Studies Leader - Dr Vito ROMANO

Affiliation & Address: Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
United Kingdom
Liverpool
Email: vito.romano@gmail.com

WG 3 Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine Leader - Dr Stefano FERRARI

Affiliation: Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto (The Veneto Eye Bank Foundation), Via Paccagnella 11. c/o Padiglione Giovanni Rama, 30174 Venice (ITALY)
Website: https://www.fbov.org/
Research group website: https://research.fbov.org/
Email: stefano.ferrari@fbov.it

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WG 4 Transplantation, Inflammation and Immunity - Dr Davide BORRONI

Affiliation & Address: RSU Riga Stradins University
Dzierciema iela 11
Latvia
Riga
Email: info.borroni@gmail.com

WG 5 Aniridia models for collaborative research Leader - Prof Daniel ABERDAM

Affiliation: INSERM U976, Hôpital Saint-Louis. Avenue Claude Vellefaux 1, Pavillon Bazin, 75475 Paris Cedex 10 (FRANCE)
Website: https://skinstemdev.simdif.com/
Email: daniel.aberdam@inserm.fr

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WG 6 Patient-driven research - Prof Christina GRUPCHEVA

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical University – Varna (BULGARIA)
Website: http://mu-varna.bg/EN/AboutUs/Medicine/Pages/Christina-Nikolova-Grupcheva.aspx
Email: wg6@aniridia-net.eu

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Science Communication Manager - Dr Juliana MARTÍNEZ-ATIENZA

Andalusian Network for the Design and Translation of Advanced Therapies thorough the Andalusian Progress and Health Public Foundation. Avda. Americo Vespucio 15, 41092 Seville (SPAIN)
Website: http://terapiasavanzadas.junta-andalucia.es/index.php/es/
Email: juliana.martinez@juntadeandalucia.es

STSM Coordinator - Prof. Thomas RITTER

Affiliation: Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), School of Medicine – College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Biomedical Sciences | BSB 1-022 Newcastle Road, National University of Ireland Galway. Galway H91 W2TY (IRELAND)
E-mail: thomas.ritter@nuigalway.ie
Website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/thomasritter/

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Training Coordinator - Dr Rozaliya HRISTOVA

Affiliation: Medical University Sofia, University Hospital Alexandrovska, Sofia (BULGARIA)
E-mail: alleta@abv.bg
Website: http://www.mu-sofia.bg/en/

ITC Conference Manager - Prof Sara XAPELLI

Affiliation: Instituto de Farmacologia e Neurociências and Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa (PORTUGAL)
Website: https://imm.medicina.ulisboa.pt/pt/
E-Mail: sxapelli@medicina.ulisboa.pt

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