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Applied Vision

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
María Cinta Puell

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Optics and Optometry
Avenida Arcos de Jalón 118
Research Area
Life Sciences (LIF)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Applied Vision
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
The research group is composed of professors and doctoral students from the Department of Optometry and Vision Science. This group works on projects of vision science and optometry to improve our understanding of the function of the human visual system and to transfer new knowledge into useful clinical test. The Applied Vision research group provides accessible techniques in our own laboratory and in the Optometry Clinic that is located next door, which provides a leading clinical and research environment in psychophysics and optometry. In addition, in the faculty of Optics and Optometry there is a large pool of people working on the eye, from a variety of approaches (optics, biochemistry, ophthalmology), providing an unparalleled environment to develop a research career. Several doctoral students, with both clinical and basic science backgrounds have been trained in our laboratory over 15 years and have found employment in industry, hospitals and universities.

Research lines / projects proposed
Research lines include visual function and dysfunction in healthy and diseased eyes, especially impaired night vision, glare, dark adaptation and development of psychophysical test to investigate the retinal function.
The proposed project is aimed at expanding knowledge about the relationship between structural changes in the retina, observed through imaging techniques, and changes in visual function measured with novel psychophysical tests. The goal is to help differentiate healthy aging of the retina from the pathological situation. This will help in the early diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease and will allow the identification of patients at higher risk who could benefit from early clinical intervention.

Application requirements

Professional Experience & Documents
Applications to Applied Vision (UCM) should include:
* Letter of interest including the abstract of the proposal
* CV (including the list of publications)
* 2 letters of reference
You can attach the 'One Page Proposal' to enhance the attractiveness of your application. Supervisors usually appreciate it. Please take into account your background and the information provided in Research Team & Research Topic section to fill in it.

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