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2013-2016

Sixth round (2013) – supported studies

Mrs. J.H. de Boer, PhD – Genetic, immunologic and functional aspects of uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Mrs. M.J. Jager, PhD, MD, FARVO – PILOT – Analyzing oxygenation in retinal vessel diseases.
Mrs. Prof. A.I. den Hollander, PhD – PILOT – Dissecting the genetic causes of congenital and juvenile glaucoma by family-based exome sequencing
Mr. Prof. F.P.M. Cremers. PhD – Combining Identity-by-Descent Mapping and Exome Sequencing to Identify Novel RP Defects
Mrs. C.I. Sánchez – Automatic analysis of OCT scans for improved monitoring of neovascular AMD patients
Mr. R. Roepman, PhD – Modeling disease mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches for inherited blindness
Mr. Prof. R.O. Schlingemann, PhD, MD – VEGF Levels In Plasma and Platelets in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Venous Occlusions and Diabetic Retinopathy Treated with Anti-VEGF Agents.
Mr. Prof. R.O. Schlingemann, PhD, MD – What is the role of IGF-2 in retinopathy of prematurity?
Mr. J. Wijnholds, PhD – Generation of a small Müller glia specific promoter by directed evolution
Mr. J. Wijnholds, PhD – PILOT – Development of Gene Therapy methodology for Developmental Eye Diseases
Mr. H.H.L.M. Goossens, PhD – Perceptual Learning to reduce crowding effects in visually impaired children: ‘Learning to see the forest ánd the trees.’
Mr. Prof. A.A.B. Bergen, PhD – PILOT – Identificatie van nieuwe genetische factoren betrokken bij Primair Open Kamerhoek Glaucoom middels “whole-genome analyse”
Mr. R.W.J. Collin, PhD – PILOT – Identificatie van intronische mutaties in patiënten met X-gebonden netvliesdegeneratie
Mrs. M.M. van Genderen, PhD – Albinism: contribution of ocular abnormalities and pigmentation to visual function
Mrs. F.N. Boonstra, PhD – The effect of bifocals in children with Down Syndrome
Mrs. Prof. C.C.W. Klaver, PhD, MD – Risk factors of myopia and the role of accommodation. The Generation R Study.
Mr. B.J. Klevering, PhD – Rp5000db 2.0: an essential foundation for gene augmentation studies for Stargardt disease
Mrs. Prof. C.C.W. Klaver, PhD, MD – PILOT – How is the performance of prediction tests for AMD?

Seventh round (2014) – supported studies

Mrs. L.P.F. Pellissier, PhD – PILOT – CRB vector expression in human retina culture
Mr. J. Wijnholds, PhD – Pharmaceutical phase CRB1 gene therapy
Mr. Prof. C.B. Hoyng, PhD – Constructing a multimodal imaging model for Stargardt disease
Mr. J.J.W. Kuiper, PhD – A systems biology approach to Uveitis
Mr. J.W.M. Beenakker, PhD – High-resolution MRI planning for proton beam therapy of uveal melanoma
Mr. A.A.B. Prof. Bergen – Experimental therapeutic transplantation of Embryonic Stem cell derived Retinal Pigment Epithelial cells in animal models for retinal degeneration
Mr. Prof. F.P.M. Cremers – Optic atrophy in multiple impaired children: Identification of novel genetic defects
Mrs. A.M. Siemiatkowska, PhD – PILOT – Identification of novel human retinal dystrophy genes by sequence analysis of genes mutated in mammalian models with visual impairment
Mrs. Prof. A. Rothova, PhD – PILOT – Prime suspect: Autoimmunity  in chorioretinal disorders
Mr. Prof. C.A.B. Webers, PhD – PILOT – Structural and functional parameters in Caucasian patients with angle closure on SS-OCT
Mr. P.M. van Hasselt, PhD, MD – Insight in the cataractogenic effect of a de novo mutation on glutamine-glutamate metabolism
Mr. E.K. de Jong, PhD – PILOT – Resolving the burden of rare genetic variants in central serous chorioretinopathy using novel high-throughput sequencing technologies
Mrs. A.A.H.J. Thiadens, PhD, MD – Genetics in glaucoma patients from African descent. The GIGA study
Mr. Prof. P.M. van Hagen – PILOT – Prevention of anti-VEGF therapy  induced geographic atrophia by somatostatins
Mr. Prof. H.G. Lemij, PhD, MD – Retinal attenuation of light as a new method for glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring
Mr. C.J.F. Boon, PhD, MD, FEBOphth – PILOT – Steroids, stress and central serous chorioretinopathy: unraveling a mysterious macular degeneration
Mr. F.W. Cornelissen, PhD – PILOT – What visual speech cues help visually impaired people?
Mrs. M.J. Jager, PhD – Regulation of Inflammation by BAP1
Mr. Prof. R.O. Schlingemann, PhD, MSc, MD – The role of miRNAs in retinopathy of prematurity and other proliferative retinopathies
Mr. Prof. R.O. Schlingemann, PhD, MSc, MD – The developmental formation of the blood-retinal barrier as an inverse model of blood-retinal barrier loss in diseases of the retina
Mr. Prof. R.M.M.A. Nuijts, PhD, MSc – Collagen cross-linking by near infrared illumination (NIR) of Bacteriochlorophyll derivatives for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia: safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action
Mr. R. Roepman, PhD – PILOT – Molecular modeling of gene therapy for inherited congenital blindness
Mrs. Prof. C.C.W. Klaver, PhD, MSc, MD – Myopia pathogenesis into depth
Mrs. Prof. C.M. van Duijn, PhD – A translational genetics study of glaucoma

Eighth round (2015) – supported studies

Mr. C.A.B. Webers, Prof., PhD – End of life blindness in glaucoma
Mrs. A.A.H.J. Thiadens, PhD, MD – Genetics In Glaucoma patients of African descent, The GIGA study
Mr. R.M.M.A. Nuijts, Prof., PhD – Corneal Transplantation by DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) – is it really better than DSAEK (Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty)?
Mr. W.A. Dik, PhD – Diabetic retinopathy and lipoprotein(a): the missing link?
Mr. R.O. Schlingemann, Prof., PhD – The tip cell as a target for anti-angiogenesis therapy in ocular retinopathies
Mr. A. Garanto, PhD – Expanding splice modulation therapies for inherited retinal dystrophies
Mrs. M.A. Meester-Smoor, PhD – Which miRNAs catch the eye for eye disorders?
Mrs. V.J.M. Verhoeven, MSc, MD and Mrs. Prof. C.C.W. Klaver, PhD, MD – Whole exome sequencing in high-myopic families
Mrs. L.I. van den Born and Mrs. Prof. C.C.W. Klaver, PhD, MD – Identification of children in the Netherlands with retinal dystrophy for future gene-specific treatments
Mr. W.D. Ramdas, PhD, MD – Metabolomics of open-angle glaucoma
Mr. G.R.J. Melles, PhD – Ultra-structural and biochemical analysis of the posterior cornea to elucidate graft attachment after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)
Mrs. J.H. De Boer, PhD – Genetic, immunologic and functional aspects of uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Mr. F.P.M. Cremers, Prof., PhD – Identification of novel genetic causes of inherited retinal diseases through comprehensive analysis of blood lymphocytes and plasma
Mrs. L.P.F. Pellissier, PhD – Development of a rodent-eye clinic for experimental therapeutic studies
Mr. J.J.W. Kuiper, PhD – A systems biology approach uveitis
Mrs. J.H. De Boer, PhD – ElectroretinoGram afwijkingen bij uveitis
Mr. J. Wijnholds, PhD – CRB1 and macular atrophy, LCA and RP
Mr. R.P.L. Wisse, MSc – The Dutch Crosslinking for Keratoconus study
Mrs. J.D.F. de Groot-Mijnes, PhD – Detection of parvovirus B19 in ocular fluids and tissue of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis

Ninth round (2016) – supported studies

Mr R.P.L. Wisse, PhD – The Dutch Crosslinking for Keratoconus study – a multicenter modelling approach to assess crosslinking effectiveness, it’s consequences on grafting procedures, and a cost-effectiveness analyses
Mr C.B. Hoyng, Prof., PhD. MD – Building a clinical relevant model that predicts the speed of fellow eye progression in neovascular age-related macular degeneration
Mrs R. Kalmann, PhD – PILOT – Molecular taxonomy and blood-based differentiation of non-Hodgkin orbital lymphoma and non-specific orbital inflammation
Mr G.R.J. Melles, PhD, MD – PILOT – Search for indicators of an upcoming allograft rejection after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)
Mr J.J.W. Kuiper, PhD – PILOT – Targeting ERAP2 for treatment of Birdshot chorioretinopathy
Mr F.P.M. Cremers, Prof., PhD – Comprehensive analysis of putative ABCA4 splice defects in persons with maculopathies.
Mr M. Kamermans, Prof, PhD – Towards restoration of high acuity human vision
Mr R.P.L. Wisse, PhD – PILOT – Intra-operatieve OCT bij corneale en retinale chirugie
Mr C.J.F. Boon, PhD – Retinal dystrophies associated with mutations in the CRB1 gene, the rhodopsin gene and the RPGR gene: towards gene therapy
Mrs C.C.W. Klaver, Prof, PhD – Recommendations for AMD progression – anti oxidants in diet versus supplements
Mr B.T.H. Van Dooren, PhD – PILOT – The  CORNET initiative: Creating the muli-center CORNET database and setting up local cornea-biobanks, for the purpose of corneal research in The Netherlands.
Mr A.A.B. Bergen, Prof. – Selection and characterization of new stem cell sources for improvement of (experimental) RPE transplantations for macula degeneration: patient-friendly, little genomic instability, no graft rejection and better visual recovery.
Mr R. Roepman, PhD, MSc and Mr W.J. Collin, PhD – Development of a pharmacological approach to extend photoreceptor cell vitality in inherited retinal degeneration.
Mr C.B. Hoyng, Prof., PhD. MD – Progression of macular and panretinal dystrophies
Mr R.M.M.A. Nuijts, Prof, PhD. – Development of an innovative iPSC-derived bio-engineered endothelial carrier for (endothelial) keratoplasty
Mrs S.E. Loudon, PhD, MD – Is it ‘Game over’ for patching therapy?
Mrs A.I. Den Hollander, Prof., PhD. – Precision medicine for age-related macular degeneration
Mr C.J.F. Boon, PhD – PILOT – Neovascular macular degeneration: more than one disease  – towards personalized treatment
Mr R.O. Schlingemann, Prof., PhD, MD – Identification of circulating biomarkers as diagnostic markers in DME
Mr. A.F. Fracasso, PhD – PILOT – Measuring visual field integrity using an anatomical measure at ultra-high field MRI