Expert Talks

Striatech Online Journal Club

We host a series of online journal clubs, highlighting the use and the applications of our OptoDrum device. Scientists present their projects and new data, and you can learn about the latest developments in the field. We always schedule time for Q&A at the end of the presentation so that you can ask your questions and discuss the findings.

Next Journal Club

Thursday, 25 Mar 2021

Restoring vision - Optogenetic gene therapy targeted at human ON-bipolar cells

Dr. Elmar Hulliger - Institute of Physiology, University of Bern
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Optogenetic gene therapy holds great promise for healing blindness. Hulliger et al have developed a new promoter that effectively targets human ON bipolar cells. This is an important step towards clinical applications of optogenetic gene therapy for restoring vision.

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Recent Journal Club

Thursday, 28 Jan 2021

The role of Nogo-A in visual deficits induced by retinal injury.

Julius Baya Mdzomba, PhD - Université Laval
Universite Laval

Nogo-A, an inhibitor of neural growth, prevents regeneration after injury. Blocking of Nogo-A aides recovery, also in the visual system after retinal damage. Baya Mdzomba show with our OptoDrum that visual behavior benefits from Nogo-A neutralization after retinal damage typically found in diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

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