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Distinguished Lecture

14 October 2013

David Williams webRecent pioneering developments in the field of adaptive optics and the potential they hold for vision science is the subject of the next Distinguished Lecture at the University.

Functional imaging of single cells in the living eye will be delivered by David R. Williams, Dean for Research in Arts, Science and Engineering at the University of Rochester, New York, Director of Rochester’s Center for Visual Science and William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics.

The event is hosted by the University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, internationally recognised for its vision research and consistently ranked as one of the best optometry schools in the UK.

During his lecture, Professor Williams will illustrate the value of combining adaptive optics and other imaging modalities and demonstrate how high resolution imaging tools, combined with recent advances in our ability to record from and control neurons with light, may eventually not only complete our understanding of the complex functional circuitry of the retina that allows us to see, but also provide a way to restore vision in the blind.

Ahead of the lecture, a mini symposium featuring presentations by leading researchers in the field of vision science from Cardiff and further afield will take place at the School (2.00pm-5.15pm).

The lecture starts at 6.30pm on Wednesday 30th October 2013. It is free to attend but places must be reserved in advance by emailing publicbookings@cardiff.ac.uk or calling 029 2087 6935. Please indicate at the time of booking if you would also like to attend the mini symposium.

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Distinguished Lecture Series

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Image caption: Professor David Williams