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Project PI Research Title Status (New/ Ongoing) Student’s Tasks Duration Expected Specific Require -ments Towards Students Number of Students Needed
A/Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
1.
Iris features in Asian eye
Ongoing Student to help with data collection, including image grading and analysis 3 months to 1 year 1 or 2
A/Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
2.
Genetic epidemiology of complex eye diseases
Ongoing Student to help with data collection, including image grading and analysis 3 months to 1 year 1 or 2
A/Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
3.
The Singapore Chinese Eye Study-2
Ongoing Students needed for grading of eye images and tidying up image database 3 months to 1 year 1 or 2
A/Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
4.
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)
Ongoing Students needed for grading of eye images and tidying up image database 3 months to 1 year 1
A/Prof
Cheng Ching-Yu
5.
Deep Phenotyping and Genetic Landscaping of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Ongoing Student to help with data collection, including image grading and analysis 3 months to 1 year 1
A/Prof
Louis Tong
1.
Clinical trials, imaging and health service research in dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction
New + Ongoing Help with literature review, design, data collection, analysis, presentations 6 months or more Good interpersonal skills 1 or 2
A/Prof
Louis Tong
2.
Translational cell + animal research in ocular surface inflammation, autoimmune disease
New + Ongoing Experiments, data analysis, presentations 1 year or more Research commitment for 1 year. Preferably basic knowledge of laboratory science and willingness to learn 1 or 2
A/Prof Lakshminarayanan Rajamani 1.
Improving the potency of antifungals by fluidising the fungal membrane
New To collect data 6 months A preliminary knowledge of microbiology is important but not mandatory 1
A/Prof Lakshminarayanan Rajamani 2.
Enhancing the safe and efficient delivery of antibiotics by nanoformulations
Ongoing Literature review and collection of data 6 months Preliminary knowledge of antibiotics 2
A/Prof Lakshminarayanan Rajamani 3.
Durable antimicrobial contact lenses
Ongoing Experiments, data analysis, presentations 6 months Preliminary knowledge on contact lenses 1
Prof
Aung Tin
1.
Angle closure glaucoma: Novel methods for imaging, risk assessment and screening
Ongoing Data collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis 3 months to 1 year Willingness to travel between NUS and SNEC. Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn 1
Prof
Aung Tin
2.
Accurate phenotyping of angle closure glaucoma
Ongoing Data collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis 3 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn 1
Prof
Aung Tin
3.
Genetics of angle closure
Ongoing Data collection and data entry, image analysis, limited exposure to lab work 3 months to 1 year 1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux
1.
An innovative and patient-centric research program targeting the ageing Singaporeans: The PRevention Of and interVentIon for eye Diseases in the Elderly [PROVIDE] programme
New Protocol consolidation, literature review, data collection 9 months to 1 year Willingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients 1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux
2.
Development of a novel utility measure using discrete choice experiments to assess the impact of glaucoma treatments from the patient’s perspective
New Data collection 9 months to 1 year Willingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients 1
Prof
Ecosse Lamoureux
3.
Investigating the relationship between Body Composition Metrics and Diabetic Retinopathy: A Pilot Study
New Protocol consolidation, literature review, data collection 6 months to 1 year Willingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients 1
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
1.
Clinical studies of diabetic retinopathy
Ongoing Student to help with data collection in SERI clinic, and data analysis, in metabolomics, genetics, biomarkers 6 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in epidemiology & statistics and willingness to learn 1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
2.
Clinical and epidemiological studies of age-related macular degeneration
Ongoing Student to help with data collection in SERI clinic, and data analysis, in metabolomics, genetics, biomarkers 6 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in epidemiology & statistics and willingness to learn 1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
3.
Artificial Intelligence Imaging Program and Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Programme (SIDRP)
Ongoing Student to help with grading of retinal images using AI-based software to measure retinal parameters 6 months to 1 year Willing to learn new skill (grading), and meticulous 1 or 2
Prof
Wong Tien Yin
4.
The Singapore Epidemioloigcal of Eye Disease Study (SEED)
Ongoing Student to help with grading of retinal images 6 months to 1 year Student to help with grading of retinal images 1 or 2
A/Prof
Charumathi Sabanayagam
1.
Retinal imaging and onset / progression of CKD in SINDI-2
Ongoing Literature review, data analysis and manuscript writing 1 year Basic knowledge in epidemiology & statistics and willingness to learn 1
A/Prof
Charumathi Sabanayagam
2.
DYNAMO – To predict progession of diabetic nephropathy using retinal- image based machine learning algorithm
Ongoing Literature review, data collection and data analysis 1 year Basic knowledge in epidemiology & statistics and willingness to learn 1
A/Prof
Tina Wong
1.
Effects of SPARC inhibition on wound healing after glaucoma filtration surgery
Ongoing Perform experiments using molecular and cell biology techniques 1 year Previous experience in molecular and cell biology techniques. Meticulous and willing to learn 1
A/Prof
Tina Wong
2.
Pattern Electroretinogram Recordings in Eyes with Glaucoma and Myopia
Ongoing Data Collection and data analysis 6-9 months Willingness to learn, ability to interact well with patients 1
Adj A/Prof
Shamira Perera
1.
Glaucoma surgery innovations
Ongoing Video editing capabilites 3 months to 1 year Creativity and knowledge of editing 1
Adj A/Prof
Shamira Perera
2.
Pituary surgery and visual fields
Ongoing Data collection, image processing / analysis, literature review / data analysis 3 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn 1
A/Prof
Jodhbir Mehta
1.
Outcome of lamellar corneal transplantation
Ongoing Data extraction, data analysis, literature review, involve in writing manuscript 3 months to 1 year Research commitment for 1 year. Basic knowledge in statistics and willingness to learn. 1 or 2
A/Prof
Jodhbir Mehta
2.
Genetics of corneal dystroophy
Ongoing Data collection and data entry, image analysis, limited exposure to lab work 3 months to 1 year Research commitment for 1 year. Preferably basic knowledge of laboratory science and willingness to learn. 1 or 2
A/Prof
Jodhbir Mehta
3.
Corneal wound healing after laser ablation
Ongoing Cell and molecular biology, PCR, Western blots, cell culture, transfection, immunohistochemistry 3 months to 1 year Basic knowledge of cell and molecular biology technique. Some previous experience in wet lab is advantageous 1 or 2
Dr
Hla Myint Htoon
1.
Discrete event simulation of primary angle closure model in Singapore
New + Ongoing Data collection through case notes 3 to 6 months Basic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology 1 or 2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei
1.
STARS follow-up study: To investigate role of near work, light levels, outdoor time in myopia
New Data collection, image taking / processing / grading / analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing 3 to 6 months Basic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group 2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei
2.
SEED pathologic myopia study: To determine the prevalence and patterns of pathologic myopia in Singapore
New Image grading / analysis, literature review, data analysis, manuscript writing 3 to 6 months Basic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group 2
Prof
Saw Seang Mei
3.
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 Singapore
New Literature review, data analysis, manuscript writing 3 to 6 months Basic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology. Willing to learn and work in myopia research group 2
Dr
Marcus Ang
1.
Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Cornea and Anterior Segment
New Imaging, Image analysis and manuscript writing 3 months to 1 year Basic knowledge of optometry, ophthalmology, willing to learn a new technical skill 2
Adj A/Prof
Audrey Chia


Dr Grace Wu Yuen
1.
Study on testing sensitivity / specificity of photorefractor(s) in children
New Literature review / work on CIRB / data collection 1 to 3 months 2
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer
1.
Reduing variability of retinal nerve fiber layer measurements based on optial coherence tomography
New Image processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing 3 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with 2
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer
2.
Analysis of microperimety data
New Image processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing 3 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with 1
Prof
Leopold Schmetterer
3.
Association between brain and ocular imaging data
New Image processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing 3 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in statistics. Willing to learn and easy to work with 2
Prof
Dan Milea
1.
Eye movements in ocular and neurodegenerative diseases
Ongoing Student will be required to learn about ocular movement alterations in neurodegenerat ive disease conditions, help with data collection, analysis and interpretation 6 months to 1 year Basic 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 plus 1
Prof
Dan Milea
2.
Novel therapeutic strategies for myopia
New + Ongoing Student will work with a senior fellow on a chicken animal model of myopia, help with data collection and analysis, and contribute to manuscript writing 6 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in neurosciences and ophthalmology. Innovative and willing to learn novel topics. Willing to work with animal models. Past experience in animal research is a plus 1
Prof
Dan Milea
3.
Pupillometry in ocular and neurological diseases
Ongoing Student will be involved in data collection, processing and analysis. Student will also be involved in manuscript writing and CIRB preparation 6 months to 1 year Basic 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 plus 1
Dr
Ning Cheung (Danny)
1.
Clinical studies of retinal detachment
Ongoing Data collection, image analysis 6 months to 1 year 1
Dr
Ning Cheung (Danny)
2.
Clinical studies of macular hole and epiretinal membrane
New Data collection, ocular imaging 6 months to 1 year 1
Dr
Tan Cheng Sim Anna
1.
Imaging studies for the retina and choroid including optical coherence tomography angiography
Ongoing Image processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing 6 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in research, excel, statistics and willingness to learn 1
Dr
Tan Cheng Sim Anna
2.
Structural and functional imaging correlations and studying outcomes of low vision interventions
New Image processing and analysis, literature review / data analysis, manuscript writing 6 months to 1 year Basic knowledge in research, excel, statistics and willingness to learn 1
Dr Shweta Singhal 1.
Prevalence and clinical features of NMO positive (antiaquaporin 4 antibody positive) optic neuritis in asian/singaporean population
New Data collection, analysis and manuscript writing 6-12 months Basic knowledge in ophthalmology. Basic knowledge in data gathering and organisation / analysis, writing skills 1
Dr Donny Hoang 1.
Establishment of Novel Biomarkers for Myopia Progression
New Data collection, image processing and data analysis, literature review and manuscript writing 6-12 months Basic knowledge in ophthalmology and research, data gathering, statistics and writing skills 1 or 2
Dr Daniel Ting 1.
Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
Ongoing Organize retinal images, learn to grade fundus images for right versus left eye, learn how to grade diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma suspect and age-related 3 months to 1 year Interest in Ophthalmology or Artificial Intelligence research 1 or 2