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Prize winning efforts by early stage researchers

Daniel Asfaw was awarded the runner-up paper presentation prize


A number of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers from City, University of London presented research findings at the British Congress of Optometry and Visual Science held at the University of Plymouth on 5th and 6th September.

Around 100 delegates attended the congress which provides a setting where early career researchers can present their research findings in a collegiate and supportive manner.

Over the two days the Congress featured 16 oral presentations and more than 20 posters covering a range of topics highlighting the vibrancy in the UK optometry and vision science research community. Keynote lectures were given by international experts in vision sciences.

Daniel Asfaw, a first year PhD candidate working in the Crabb Lab, was awarded the runner-up paper presentation prize for his novel analysis of eye movement data in people with eye disease. Daniel is one of two EU Marie Curie fellows working at City.

Speaking about the event, David Crabb, Professor of Statistics and Vision Research in the School of Health Sciences at City, said:

“This is an important meeting on my calendar because it brings together people in the early stages of their research career letting them present their work in a friendly and supportive environment. Crucially the congress also allows these researchers to network and make relationships that we hope will be sustained as they move forward. I for one am really impressed by the exciting and innovative work being done by UK researchers in optometry and vision science - I am proud to say that our own postgraduate researchers at City are at the centre of these efforts.”

The next congress will take place in September 2018

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