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International Centre for Translational Eye Research - ICTERMeet our team
News & Events
Interview with Anna M. Ambroziak, MD, Scientific Director of the Ophthalmology Center Świat Oka in Warsaw
Retina and choroid without secrets. STOC tomography enables unprecedented views of eye structure – new paper in iScience by prof. M. Wojtkowski et al.
A new way to monitor blood flow in the brain. The πNIRS technique could revolutionize medical diagnostics – paper in Biomed by Dawid Borycki, PhD et al.
Interview on how Data science is helping the search for more effective anti-cancer therapies by Marcin Tabaka, PhD
Eyes well – dressed. We talk about the latest fashion trends in eyewear optics with the owner of the Studio Optyk optical store, Jarosław Bugaj
How to improve microendoscopes? New probe design brings promises to improve biomedical imaging – paper in IEEE Photonics Journal by Karol Karnowski, PhD
Fascinated with the eye: Prof. Marco Ruggeri translates clinical needs into research, new ophthalmic technologies, and patents
“The face of a modern Renaissance man” – an interview with Dr. Jakub Bogusławski, engineer of useful lasers
Successful science communication – interview with Brook Hardwick, Head of ICFO’s Corporate Communications
How to assess if photoreceptors are functioning properly – Breakthrough technique for diagnosing eye diseases
Prof. Krzysztof Palczewski is the 2022 winner of the Goodman and Gilman Award in Receptor Pharmacology
Physical Optics and Biophotonics
The research in our group can be seen as a perfect interplay between physics, biology and chemistry. We are focusing on developing imaging techniques and using them in many biological and chemical systems.
Integrated Structural Biology
Research aims to elucidate the mechanisms of vision, particularly proteins of the phototransduction pathway and the visual cycle, at an atomic and molecular level.
Image-guided Devices for Ophthalmic Care
We seek to research novel techniques and develop instrumentation to address unanswered questions in vision science and unmet needs in ophthalmology and optometry.
Ophthalmic Biology Laboratory
We use electrophysiology for investigating the system of local and distant communication between populations of neurons responsible for information processing.
Computational Genomics Group
We are interested in creating new approaches for comprehensive inference of developmental trajectories and delineation of cell atlases from single-cell data, understanding the role of cell-to-cell signaling and biological pathways in lineage commitment and transitions between cellular states.
Eye Diagnostics and Vision Research
We seek to surpass existing physical limitations and develop new methods and tools for non-invasive, safe, and repeatable retinal imaging, based on novel spatio-temporal coherence imaging approaches and two-photon excited fluorescence. The tools to be developed will provide comprehensive insights into both the morphological and functional aspects of individual retinal cells. These innovations will open unprecedented and unique opportunities in ophthalmology by providing information about functional changes in response to age, to disease progression, or to pharmacological treatments. – Prof. Dr. Hab. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Eye Health Tech
Our success story
Our first success as a newly established organization is to convince experts and funding agencies of our vision for translational eye research. At our institute, research on the mechanisms of vision at the molecular level in health and disease and development of new viral gene therapies are supported by engineering and computer science. Further technological support is provided by optical imaging experts with extensive experience in providing tools for clinical ophthalmology. We believe that this unique blend of basic and applied sciences provides fertile ground for groundbreaking advances in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. We anticipate that an environment of mutual expert collaborate on will enhance the competitiveness of our research activities. We see our Institute as an entity that can provide unprecedented and unique benefits to society. Our development plans for eye-related science will promote active collaborations with industry, including pharmaceuticals, cutting-edge imaging, and drug delivery techniques.
The aim of the Centre is to advance new technologies leading to the development of new eye treatment methods in the fields of minimally invasive surgery, biochemical control of protein machinery, genetic repair of inherited diseases, and tissue engineering. We are also working on the advancement of optical imaging technology and state-of-the-art robotics to assist in eye surgery and drug delivery.
To emerge as an internationally recognized Centre of Scientific Excellence, with highly qualified staff and resources, engaged in translational activities at the highest global level and aimed at achieving a significant impact on the health of the eye.
If you would like to join our team, please read more about the available job opportunities and requirements.How to apply?