Professor Matthew Campbell

Our Retina International World Congress (RIWC24) takes place from the 5th – 8th June 2024 in the Dublin Royal Convention Centre, in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Our Scientific Committee has been working relentlessly to secure an impressive lineup of outstanding speakers to shed light on this research area so as part of our Meet the Speaker series, we are delighted to announce one more distinguished speaker.

Prof Matthew Campbell is Professor in Genetics and Head of Department at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics in Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Campbell is also a member of the RIWC24 Scientific Committee.

We are delighted to have Dr. Jeffrey O’Callaghan from the Prof. Campbell lab with us at the Retina International World Congress talking on Friday, June 7, 3:40 PM – 4:00 PM about ‘The inner retina in age-related macular degeneration (AMD)’.

Image description: Headshot of Prof. Matt Campbell on a blue background image. Text: Retina International World Congress. Dublin Royal Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland. RIWC24. DUBLIN: Targeting the Cure. JUNE 5-8, 2024. PROF. MATT CAMPBELL, Genetics Professor, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN). At the bottom of the image, there are the Fighting Blindness and Retina International logos.

Prof. Campbell has received numerous additional awards for his research which focuses on understanding the role of the so-called blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-retina barrier (BRB) in healthy and diseased states.

In 2020 he was awarded one of Europe’s most prestigious awards from the European Research Council (ERC). In the same year he was elected Science Foundation Ireland’s early career researcher of the year. He also leads the SFI-funded EYE-D programme which is focused on identifying novel therapeutic targets for ocular diseases.

Prof. Campbell is also a PI in the SFI-funded Centre Future-Neuro. He is the founder and Director of the Neurovascular Genetics Unit at TCD and has over 20 years of research expertise in the area of blood-brain and blood-retina barrier biology. He sits on the scientific advisory board of the Moorfields Hospital Charity as well as the UK charity Sight Research UK.

Stay tuned for more updates as we draw closer to this incredible gathering of the latest scientific research and innovation, set to take place in June 2024!

We spoke to Professor Matthew Campbell about his current work and you can find the interview here.