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Born with a bomb: going blind from Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.

As part of the University of Western Australia’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, our very own managing director Professor David Mackey will be giving the lecture Born with a bomb: going blind from Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Professor David Mackey as Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute’s also oversees the Clinical Genetics and Epidemiology department. He has spent… Read more

Ian Constable Lecture 2017

Please join us for our annual Ian Constable Lecture. The 2017 lecture; Genome research produces new anti-malarial drug targets will be given by Professor Simon Foote – Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University. Professor Simon Foote is a molecular geneticist. He has been Dean of The Australian School of… Read more

Philanthropy Crucial to Cancer Cure

By DAVID HUDLESTON Community philanthropy is more crucial than ever to finding a cancer cure, according to WA’s Cancer Researcher of the Year. The  Cancer  Council WA awarded the honour to Mariapia Degli-Esposti, of Nedlands, for her ground-breaking research. Professor Degli-Esposti is a National Health and Medical Research Council principal re- search fellow at the… Read more

Lions Eye Institute Insert

Learn all about the Lions Eye Institute right here in our West Australian 20 page Insert. You can view the full document here: Lions Eye Institute West Insert

Grand Open Day

If you have vision problems or know someone who does, you are curious to learn more about the latest in eye treatments or just want to see some amazing medical technology, then come along to the Lions Eye Institute’s Open Day on Saturday, February 11. Among the many activities on offer, you can: Don simulator… Read more

Listen to our 2016 Ian Constable Lecture

On December 1st 2016 the annual Ian Constable Lecture was delivered by Professor John Mattick, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, in Sydney. His lecture – ‘The central role of RNA in human evolution and development’ proved to be very popular and also incredibly insightful. Don’t miss the end – trust us. You can… Read more

Lowy family supports new eye research

Noted Australian philanthropist Frank Lowy has made a significant donation to support important new eye research through the creation of Lowy Family Fellowships at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI). Read more here: Lowy family support new research

Lecture: What colour are your eyes?

A public lecture by Professor David Mackey, Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute. It seems like the simplest question in the world and it is one of the fundamental ways in which we define appearance. But did you know a host of different factors – from the anatomy and physiology of our eyes determining… Read more

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