image Dr.Bojun Zhao
Ophthalmic Centre
Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University
China


Biography

Dr. Bojun Zhao is Consultant Ophthalmologist (Doctor-in-Chief) and Vice Director and Professor in Ophthalmic Centre from Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, China. He completed his Doctoral studies PhD in School of Optometry and Vision Sciences from Cardiff University, UK and MD in Faculty of Medicine from Medical School of Shandong University, China.

Earlier, He worked as Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer in School of Health and Medicine from Lancaster University and Post-Doctoral Research Associate in School of Optometry and Vision Sciences from Cardiff University, UK. He is a Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Research Interest

In the mechanism of choroidal neovascularization and retinal angiogenesis, in particularly, the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other growth factors and their signalling in pathological angiogenesis. Aberrant neovascularization of the retina and choroid is associated with diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration AMD and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Full elucidation of the etioloy of these diseases is paramount for the development of novel therapeutic methods to combat these diseases.

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