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3D-NET Steering Board

Dr. Breandan Kennedy

Prof. Breàndan N. Kennedy

3DNET General Coordinator and Scientist in charge for 3DNET in UCD
Senior Lecturer at University College Dublin and Principal Investigator
(Zebrafish and Retinal Research Group) in UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science – UCD Conway Institute.

 Dr. Yolanda Diebold

Dr Yolanda Diebold

Scientist in charge for 3DNET in UVA
Lecturer at University of Valladolid and Principal Investigator (Ocular surface Research Group) in the Institute for Applied Ophthalmobiology (IOBA) UVA.

 Dr. Robert Haigh

Dr Robert Haigh

Scientist in charge for 3DNET in KalVista Pharmaceuticals

Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of KalVista

 Dr. Sharon Ceetham

 Dr Sharon Cheetham

Scientist in charge for 3DNET in RenaSci

Executive Director and Manager of RenaSci experimental services

Dr. Yolanda Fernandez

Dr Yolanda Fernández

Scientist in charge for 3DNET in Gadea Grupo Farmacéutico

Senior Scientist in Gadea GF R&D Department

Drug Synthesis and Development. Intellectual Property Specialist.

Yolanda Alvarez

Dr Yolanda Alvarez

3D-NET Project Manager




Useful Links and Information

Marie Curie Actions

Everything about Marie Curie actions (including FP7 - IAPP Programme and RISE, its succeeding in Horizon 2020)



Complete range of information and support services provided by European Commission to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it. Best website for European research job offers.


Vision Research EU

The Gateway to European Vision Research. An excellent web-based portal service for the European vision research community and major stakeholders



The International Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology



European Consortium for the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy



14 Pharmacology Students in UCD (2015 Promotion) shared with us their Bibliography Research Projects on Retinal Degeneration and Neuroprotection:

 Can Vitamin D agonists improve the treatment of Age related Macular Degeneration(AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)?

(Authors: Derbhala Murphy, Hayley McLoughlin, Mathieu Pachoud, Kayleigh Slater and Fiontán Ó Muilleoir)

Investigating Vitamin D Agonists as Therapeutic Targets for Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

(Authors: Julie Evers, Kevin Lynch, Nicole McGrath and Rachael Gillen)

Serotonin modulators are neuroprotective in the eye. Hype or Hope?

(Authors: DennehyD, Keating L, Kelly E, Rynne J and Quinless E)



Four Pharmacology Students in UCD have created this great website to learn about Eye Biology and Ocular Toxicity of some drugs used to treat pathologies like cardiac arrhythmias or cancer. 



19 year old student Rahel Krug (from Berlin) spent 2 weeks doing an internship at Dr. Breandán Kennedy’s lab (supervised by Dr Nils Ohnesorge) and wrote this excellent mini-review on Eye Structure and Physiology.