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ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science


The Centre brings together major research programs in vision sciences at four universities: The Australian National University, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, and The University of Western Australia.

Our research is focused on unravelling the cellular basis of visual sensing and processing; on revealing the algorithms that underlie the visual control of behaviour and perception; and on discovering the cellular mechanisms that make the eye and retina stable, and whose breakdown causes blindness.

The Centre receives the bulk of its funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), with substantial additional funding from the four universities and several partner organisations.

If you would like to know more about the Centre, its research activities, its staff and the opportunities available to work with the Centre, please click on the relevant links above.

Our Projects


Neural mechanisms of stability in visual perception
Neural mechanisms of stability in visual perception
Scientific basis for novel therapies for photoreceptor degenerations
Scientific basis for novel therapies for photoreceptor degenerations.
Structure and function of the primate macula
Structure and function of the primate macula
Multifocal analysis of blinding diseases
Multifocal analysis of blinding diseases
How animals see the world
How animals see the world
Mid-air collision avoidance in honeybees
Mid-air collision avoidance in honeybees
Biorobotics: From animals to machines and back
Biorobotics: From animals to machines and back
Role of complement in retinal degenerations, and targeted treatment strategies
Role of complement in retinal degenerations, and targeted treatment strategies

News


2012 Centre in the News

Listen to Dr Krisztina Valter on ABC Rural talking about protecting your eyes from strong light damage. Details.

Upcoming Events


Australasian Ophthalmic and Visual Sciences Meeting 2012

Dates: 26 - 28 November 2012
Location: Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne

For registration visit: http://vision.edu.au/AusVision/AOVSM/index.htm

Centre in the News

ACEVS Annual Report

AOVSM

The Australasian Ophthalmology and Vision Science meeting (AOVSM)

6th Young Visionaries Retreat Report

6th Young Visionaries Retreat Report
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