This hybrid event was joined by audiences at the Academia auditorium and online.
Held on 19 March 2021, the first-ever SERI Research Day involved participation from clinicians, research faculty, staff and postdocs, who discussed various research topics, projects and personal experiences.
The opening address by Prof Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director of SNEC, provided insights on staying relevant andmaintaining our world-class standard in research. Speaking via Zoom, Prof Robyn Guymer, Deputy Director of Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and Professor of Ophthalmology at Melbourne University, gave anInternational Keynote Address and updated the audience on the Laser Intervention in Early Stages of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (LEAD) study.
In the “Showcase Your Research” segment, faculty and postdocs from different SERI research groups presented their laboratories’ latest works. Citing his personal anecdotes, neuro-ophthalmologist and clinician-scientist Prof Dan Milea offered advice to young clinicians and scientists on navigating a career in research through a light-hearted sharing session.
Hosted by Assoc Prof Eranga Vithana and five other female panelists — namely Dr Vidhya Venkatraman Anandalakshmi, Dr Carla Lanca, Prof Saw Seang Mei, Dr Rachel Chong and Dr Shweta Singhal — a segment titled “SNEC/SERI Women in Science” deliberated the challenges faced by women in the field of science, as well as thechanges that can be done. “We don’t want positive discrimination but equal opportunities,” said Assoc Prof Eranga.
The eventful SERI Research Day concluded with an awards presentation ceremony.
Congratulations to the following winners:
TOP 5 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AWARD
RICHARD FAN GOLD MEDAL
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