Professor Jane Farrar

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.

Professor Jane Farrar is Head of the School of Genetics and Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Farrar is also the Chair of the RIWC24 Scientific Committee.

We are delighted to have Professor Jane Farrar with us at the Retina International World Congress on Friday, June 7:

  • 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM ‘Opening Address: Targeting the Cure’ with Mr. Franz Badura.
  • 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM chairing the Morning Session Theme: ‘Therapeutic Development’.

Image description: Headshot of Prof. Jane Farrar 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. JANE FARRAR, Chair, Scientific Committee, RIWC. Head of the School of Genetics and Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD). At the bottom of the image, there are the Fighting Blindness and Retina International logos.

Prof Jane Farrar is a Co-Founder, Director and Chief Scientific Officer of Genable Technologies. She holds a primary degree in Genetics, a Ph.D in Human Genetics and a diploma focused in Management Science.

She is a Professor in the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, School of Genetics & Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland, is coordinator of the Human Genetics degree programme, Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning for Genetics and Microbiology and a member of the Executive of the School of Genetics and Microbiology TCD.

Professor Farrar is a member of the Executive Council of the Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy, she served on the Life Science Committee of the Royal Irish Academy from (2003–2009) and was a Council Member of the Irish Society of Human Genetics (1999–2006). She served on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of Fighting Blindness Ireland for many years and currently is on both the Curriculum Committee of the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD and the Technical Staff Promotions Committee, TCD.

She was the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Award Fellowship (1997-2002) and was a member of the Irish Government Technology Foresight Initiative (1998).

Fighting Blindness and Prof Farrar have a long history of collaboration, in fact, Fighting Blindness funded Prof Farrar’s PhD. We have also previously funded a number of Prof Farrar’s projects including this Target 5000 project.

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!

You can learn more about Professor Jane Farrar here.