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Short-term Research Projects

Project PI Research Title Status (New/ Ongoing) Student's Tasks Duration Expected Specific Requirements Number of Students Needed
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
Iris features in Asian eyeOngoingStudent to help with data collection, including image grading and analysis3 months to 12 months-1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
Genetic epidemiology of complex eye diseasesOngoingStudent to help with data collection, including image grading and analysis3 months to 12 months-1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu

The Singapore Chinese Eye Study-2OngoingStudents needed for grading of eye images and tidying up image database3 months to 12 months-1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
The Singapore Malay Eye Study 3 (SiMES-3) – Prospective cohort study of 12-year incidence, risk factors, and impact of major Asian eye diseases / The Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED)Study 3 – Prospective multi- ethnic cohort study of 12-year incidence, risk factors and impact of major age-related eye diseases (SEED-3)OngoingStudents needed for grading of eye images and tidying up image database
3 months to 12 months-1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
Deep Phenotyping and Genetic Landscaping of Primary Open Angle GlaucomaOngoingStudent to help with data collection, including image grading and analysis3 months to 12 months-1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching Yu
​Evaluation of glucose control using retinal photography and integrated Artificial Intelligence​Ongoing​Organise retinal images, database systematically
Student will get to learn project management skills on large-scale, cross-displinary, international collaboration project
​4 months to 12 months​Basic knowledge in eye anatomical structure, specifically retina and retinal layers (basic knowledge will do)
Basic Microsoft skills – excel, powerpoint, etc.
Would be a 'plus' if candidate has prior knowledge in Microsoft Access and Mathlab coding
​1 or 2
Prof
Cheng Ching Yu
​Detection of visual impairment using retinal photography and integrated Artificial Intelligence​Ongoing​Organise retinal images, database systematically
Student will get to learn project management skills on large-scale, cross-displinary, international collaboration project
​​4 months to 12 months​Basic knowledge in eye anatomical structure, specifically retina and retinal layers (basic knowledge will do)
Basic Microsoft skills – excel, powerpoint, etc.
Would be a 'plus' if candidate has prior knowledge in Microsoft Access and Mathlab coding
​1 or 2
Prof
Louis Tong
Clinical trials, imaging and health service research in dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunctionOngoingHelp with literature review, design, data collection, analysis, presentations6 months or moreGood interpersonal skills1 or 2
Prof
Louis Tong
Translational cell + animal research in ocular surface inflammation, autoimmune diseaseOngoingExperiments, data analysis, presentations1 year or moreResearch commitment for 1 year. Preferably basic knowledge of laboratory science and willingness to learn1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Lakshminarayanan Rajamani
Improving the potency of antifungals by fluidising the fungal membraneOngoingTo collect data6 monthsA preliminary knowledge of microbiology is important but not mandatory1
Assoc Prof
Lakshminarayanan Rajamani
Enhancing the safe and efficient delivery of antibiotics by nanoformulationsOngoingLiterature review and collection of data6 monthsPreliminary knowledge of antibiotics2
Assoc Prof
Lakshminarayanan Rajamani
Durable antimicrobial contact lensesOngoingExperiments, data analysis, presentations6 monthsPreliminary knowledge on contact lenses1
Prof
Aung Tin
Angle Closure Glaucoma: Novel methods for Imaging, Risk Assessment and ManagementOngoingData collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis3 months to 12 monthsWillingness to travel between NUS and SNEC. Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn1
Prof
Aung Tin
Accurate phenotyping of angle closure glaucomaOngoingData collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis3 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn1
Prof
Aung Tin
Genetics of Angle Closure / Glaucoma Genetics International ConsortiumOngoingData collection and data entry, image analysis, limited exposure to lab work3 months to 12 months-1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux
An Innovative and Patient-Centric Research Program Targeting the Ageing Singaporeans: The PRevention Of and interVentIon for eye Diseases in the Elderly [PROVIDE] programmeOngoingProtocol consolidation, literature review, data collection9 months to 12 monthsWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux

Development of a novel utility measure using discrete choice experiments to assess the impact of glaucoma treatments from the patient's perspective

OngoingData collection9 months to 12 monthsWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux
Investigating the relationship between Body Composition Metrics and Diabetic Retinopathy: A Pilot StudyOngoingProtocol consolidation, literature review, data collection6 monthsWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux & 
Dr
Eva Fenwick
​Development and validation of item banks and computerised adaptive testing systems to measure the quality of life impact of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration​Ongoing​Literature review, qualitative data collection (focus groups), data analysis​1 year​Willingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients​1 or 2
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux
​TAAP: Translational Asian Age-related macular degeneration Program​New​Literature review, qualitative data collection (focus groups), data analysis​​1 year​Willingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients​1
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
Clinical and epidemiological studies of Diabetic RetinopathyOngoingStudent to help with data collection in SERI clinic, and data analysis, in metabolomics, genetics, biomarkers6 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics, and willingness to learn1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
Clinical and epidemiological studies of age-related macular degenerationOngoingStudent to help with data collection in SERI clinic, and data analysis,  in metabolomics, genetics, biomarkers6 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics, and willingness to learn1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
Artificial Intelligence Imaging Programme and Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Programme (SiDRP)OngoingStudent to help with grading of retinal images using AI-based software to measure retinal parameters6 months to 12 monthsWilling to learn new skill (grading), and meticulous1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
The Singapore Epidemiological of Eye Disease Study (SEED)OngoingStudent to help with grading of retinal images6 months to 12 monthsWilling to learn new skill (grading), and meticulous1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Tina Wong
Effects of SPARC inhibition on wound healing after glaucoma filtration surgeryOngoingPerform experiments using molecular and cell biology techniques1 yearPrevious experience in molecular and cell biology techniques. Meticulous and willing to learn1
Assoc Prof
Tina Wong
Pattern Electroretinogram Recordings in Eyes with Glaucoma and MyopiaOngoingData Collection and data analysis6 to 9 monthsWillingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients1
Adj Assoc Prof
Shamira Perera
Glaucoma surgery innovationsOngoingVideo editing capabilities3 months to 12 monthsCreativity and knowledge of editing1
Adj Assoc Prof
Shamira Perera
Pituary surgery and visual fieldsOngoingData collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis3 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn1
Assoc Prof
Jodhbir Mehta
Outcome of lamellar corneal transplantationOngoingData extraction, data analysis, literature review, involve in writing manuscript3 months to 12 monthsResearch commitment for 1 year. Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Jodhbir Mehta
Genetics of corneal dystrophyOngoingData collection and data entry, image analysis, limited exposure to lab work3 months to 12 monthsResearch commitment for 1 year. Preferably basic knowledge of laboratory science and willingness to learn1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Jodhbir Mehta
Corneal wound healing after laser ablationOngoingCell and molecular biology, PCR, Western blots, cell culture, transfection, immunohistochemistry3 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge of cell and molecular biology technique. Some previous experience in wet lab is advantageous1 or 2
Dr
Hla Myint Htoon
Discrete event simulation of primary angle closure model in SingaporeOngoingData collection through case notes3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology1 or 2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei
STARS follow-up study: To investigate role of near work, light levels, outdoor time in myopiaOngoingData collection, image taking / processing / grading / analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei
SEED pathologic myopia study: To determine the prevalence and patterns of pathologic myopia in SingaporeOngoingImage grading / analysis, literature review, data analysis, manuscript writing3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei
CREAM (Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia) study: To determine the impact of genetic risk scores (GRS) on the genetic predisposition of myopia and identify potential environmental risk factors from SingaporeOngoingLiterature review, data analysis, manuscript writing3 to 6 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei
​GUSTO (Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes):  To evaluate the effects of light on myopia in children with 9 years old​Ongoing​Literature review, data entry, data analysis and manuscript writing​3 months to 6 months​Basic Knowledge of  Optometry, Ophthalmology
Willing to learn and work in myopia research group
​1 or 2
Assoc Prof
Marcus Ang
Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Cornea and Anterior SegmentOngoingImaging, Image analysis and manuscript writing3 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology, willing to learn a new technical skill2
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer
Reducing variability of retinal nerve fiber layer measurements based on optical coherence tomographyOngoingImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with2
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer
Analysis of microperimetry dataOngoingImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with1
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer
Association between brain and ocular imaging dataOngoingImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing3 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with2
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer
​Improving the detection of eye diseases using widefield optical coherence tomography angiography​Ongoing​Image processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing​3 months to 12 months​Basic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with​2
Prof
Dan Milea
Eye movements in ocular and neurodegenerative diseasesOngoingStudent will be required to learn about ocular movement alterations in neurodegenerative disease conditions, help with data collection, analysis and interpretation6 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology. Innovative, and willing to learn novel topics. Good rapport with patients. Basic knowledge in statistics and programming skills are a plus1
Prof
Dan Milea
BONSAI : Brain and Optic Neuropathy Screening using AIOngoingCoordinate with 30+ international collaborators for image collection and classification. Learn the basics of AI, perform literature review and assist in manuscript writing.6 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in ophthalmology.
Innovative, and willing to learn novel topics.
Good rapport with patients.
Basic knowledge in statistics and programming skills are a plus
1
Prof
Dan Milea
Pupillometry in ocular and neurological diseasesOngoingStudent will be involved in data collection, processing and analysis. Student will also be involved in manuscript writing and CIRB preparation6 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology. Innovative, and willing to learn novel topics Good rapport with patients. Basic knowledge in statistics and programming skills are a plus1
Dr
Danny Cheung
Clinical studies of retinal detachmentOngoingData collection, image analysis6 months to 12 months-1
Dr
Danny Cheung
Clinical studies of macular hole and epiretinal membraneOngoingData collection, ocular imaging6 months to 12 months-1
Dr
Anna Tan
Imaging studies for the retina and choroid including optical coherence tomography angiographyOngoingImage processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing6 months to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in research, excel, statistics and willingness to learn1
Dr
Anna Tan
​Structural and functional imaging correlations and studying outcomes of low vision interventions​Ongoing​Image processing and analysis, literature review/ data analysis, manuscript writing​6 to 12 months​Basic knowledge in research, excel, statistics and willingness to learn​1
Adj Assoc Prof
Sharon Tow
Prevalence and clinical features of NMO positive (anti aquaporin 4 antibody positive)  optic neuritis in Asian / Singaporean populationOngoingData collection, analysis and manuscript writing6 to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in ophthalmology. Basic knowledge in data gathering and organisation / analysis, writing skills1
Dr
Donny Hoang
Establishment of Novel Biomarkers for Myopia ProgressionOngoingData collection, image processing and data analysis, literature review and manuscript writing6 to 12 monthsBasic knowledge in ophthalmology and research, data gathering, statistics and writing skills1 or 2
Dr
Daniel Ting
​Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology​Ongoing​Organise retinal images, learn to grade fundus images for right versus left eye, learn how to grade diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma suspect and age-related1 year​Interest in Ophthalmology or Artificial Intelligence research​4
Dr
Jacqueline Chua
​Improving glaucoma detection using wide-field ocular imaging​Ongoing​Image processing and analysis, literature review/ data analysis, manuscript writing​3 months to 12 months​Interest in advanced imaging techniques
Willing to learn and being easy to work with
​1
Dr
Jacqueline Chua

​Association between systemic hypertension and ocular imaging data 
​Ongoing
​Image processing and analysis, literature review/ data analysis, manuscript writing
​3 months to 12 months
​Interest in advanced imaging techniques
Willing to learn and being easy to work with
​1
Adj Assoc Prof Yasuo Yanagi
Translational research in age-related macular degeneration
​New
​Experiments, data analysis, presentations
​1 year or more



​Basic knowledge and interest in basic science research
​1
Dr
Anita Chan
​Using Epdr1tm1b Knockout (KO) mice to determine the ocular phenotype of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) susceptibility gene, EPDR1 and its effects on cellular adhesion related pathways         ​New​Experiments, data analysis, presentations​1 year or more ​​Basic knowledge and interest in basic science research​1
Dr Michael Girard​Optic Nerve Head Deformations induced by Eye Movements, Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure and Intraocular Pressure​Ongoing​Data collecting and image analysis​3 months to 12 months​Interest in advanced imaging techniques
Willing to learn and being easy to work with
​1 or 2
Prof Jonathan Crowston​Boosting neurorecovery through exercise​New​Experiments, data analysis, presentations​1 year or more​Basic knowledge and interest in basic science research​1 or 2
Dr Liu Yu-Chi​Corneal nerve regeneration following refractive surgery​Ongoing​Image processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing​3 months to 12 months​Basic knowledge and interest in basic ophthalmology research​1
Dr Raymond Najjar​Clinical Research - Functional Features of Outer Retinal Dysfunction Detected using Handheld Chromatic Pupillometry​Ongoing

Student will be involved in data collection using a state of the art handheld ocular screening device. He/she will also learn how to process data and analyse pupillometry and ERG signals

Student will also be involved in literature review and manuscript writing. Student will have a chance to lead and publish a paper as first author

​1 year or more​Basic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology
Innovative and willing to learn novel topics
Good and respectful rapport with patients
Basic knowledge in statistics and programming skills are a plus
​1
​Dr Raymond Najjar​Basic Research - The impact of bright light patterns and ocular growth in large animals​Ongoing​Student will work with research fellow on a NHP animal model of myopia, help with experimental setup, data collection and analysis, and contribute to manuscript writing​1 year or more​Basic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology
Innovative, and willing to learn novel topics
Knowledge or interest in engineering and photobiology are a plus
​1
Dr Raymond Najjar​Basic Research - The drive for refractive error control: interactions between light and optics​Ongoing​Student will work with a research fellow and research officer on a chicken animal model of myopia, help with data collection and analysis, and contribute to manuscript writing​1 year or more​Knowledge in basic science research
Innovative, and willing to learn novel topics
Knowledge or interest in metabolomics, optics and photobiology are a plus
​1