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The SINGAPORE EYE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SERI) is the national research institute for ophthalmic and vision research in Singapore. Serving as the research institute of the Singapore National Eye Centre, and directly affiliated to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, as well the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, SERI undertakes vision research in collaboration with local clinical ophthalmic centres and biomedical research institutions, as well as major eye centers and research institutes throughout the world.

SERI’s core facilities are housed in a state-of-the-art complex located at the Singapore National Eye Centre. It possesses 8 laboratories i.e. Visual Psychophysics Labs, Cell and Molecular Biology Labs, Tissue Culture Labs, Proteomics and Microanalytical Chemistry Lab, Human Ocular Surface Stem Cell Lab and an Ocular Genetics Lab. Additionally, SERI boast of a clinical trials pharmacy, several research clinics with specialist research equipment and facilities, as well as a dedicated team of clinical staff and research scientists drawn from leading institutions around the world.

Beyond these facilities, SERI has established a comprehensive network of clinician-researchers in SERI affiliated institutions throughout Singapore, including Singapore National Eye Centre, the eye departments at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital, as well as from the Defence Medical Research Institute (DMRI), the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and the Singapore Polytechnic School of Optometry.

It has further forged important ongoing research alliances and collaborations with renowned international institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA; Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK and the Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia; thus ensuring a high level of research competency and skills transfer.

5 Divisions -> "Platforms":

Experimental and Basic Science (“SERI Lab”)

  • Clinical Research (“SERI Clinic”)
  • Translational Clinical Research (TCR) Programme
  • Epidemiology
  • Ocular Imaging

Major eye diseases, focus on Asian diseases

  • Cornea & refractive
  • Glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma
  • Myopia
  • Ocular inflammatory diseases
  • Retinal disease, diabetic retinopathy and AMD

SERI Platforms & Diseases

 


Visit www.seri.com.sg for more information.

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