Action Against AMD Launch Event

On 26th November Dr Alan Stewart attended a networking dinner at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh to help launch a new charity focused on developing a cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a debilitating eye disease that affects millions of people worldwide. In the UK alone there are more than 685,000 people with significant sight loss as a consequence of late-stage AMD. The new charity has been founded by four leading site loss charities, Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded.

University of Virginia (UVA) Visit and Proteomics-2018 Conference

During a recent trip to the USA, Dr Alan Stewart visited the laboratory of Prof Wladek Minor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Virginia – Charlotteslville and on the 15th November gave a seminar there entitled “Allosteric regulation of plasma zinc dynamics by free fatty acids: A potential driver of cardiovascular complications in disease states”. He then went on to Dallas, Texas to attend the Proteomics-2018 conference (19th-20th November) where he gave an invited talk entitled “The hydroxyapatite interactome in age-related macular degeneration”.