FUNDS/GRANTS

Principal investigator

2010              Suzuken Memorial Investigative Research Fund

                        Title: Clinical and molecular genetic investigation of inherited macular disease in preparation for clinical trial (¥ 1, 000,000).

2010              Mitsukoshi International Research Award

                        Title: Clinical and molecular genetic investigation of inherited macular disease in preparation for clinical trial. (¥ 600,000)

2010               Fight for sight, DR HANS AND MRS GERTRUDE HIRSCH AWARDS (Ref: 1969U)

                        Title: Investigation of the natural history of ABCA4-retinopathy in preparation for treatment trials. (£ 15,000)

2010               Special Trustees of Moorfield Eye Hospital (Reg: 228064)

                         Title: Investigation of the natural history of ABCA4-retinopathy in preparation for treatment trials. (£ 7,500)

2011                Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Daiwa foundation small grant (Ref: 8608/9273)

                         Title: Support for three reciprocal UK-Japan visits by Ophthalmologists to carry out collaborative research into the clarification

                         of genotype-phenotype correlations of retinal dystrophies leading to publications and conference papers. (£ 3,000)

2013-2015    Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (Ref:

                         25861662).

                         Title: Clinical and molecular genetic investigation of inherited macular disease, aiming for clinical trial of treatment. (¥

                          4,300,000/ 2 years)

2014                Grants for International Activities in Life Sciences and Medicine, Keio University Medical Science Fund.

                         Title: Clinical and Genetic Characteristics of Childhood-onset Stargardt Disease. (¥ 200,000)

2015                Grants for International Activities in Life Sciences and Medicine,

                           Keio University Medical Science Fund.

                          Title: A collaborative research of genotype-phenotype correlation in a large international cohort with inherited retinal disease:                              investigation of molecular modeling impact and clinical severity. (¥ 200,000)

2016                FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS ALAN LATIES CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, Clinical/Research Fellowship Award in

                          Inherited Orphan Retinal Degenerations ($65,000).

2016-2019    Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

                         Title: Establishment of an intercontinental cohort database for ABCA4-associated retinal disorder, aiming for clinical trial of

                         treatment (grant reference: 16H06269; ¥ 26,000,000/ 3 years).

2017-2019    Grant-in-Aid for Scientists, International Joint Research Program, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and

                         Technology, Japan.

                         Title: Establishment of an intercontinental cohort database for ABCA4-associated retinal disorder in global eye genetic

                         consortium, including 7 countries from Europe, America, and Asia (grant reference: 16KK01930002; ¥ 12,480,000/ 2 years).

Co-principal investigator

2011-              Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development

                          Title: Acquisition, administration, and provision of biological samples and elucidation of pathology in hereditary retinal and

                         choroidal disorders.

2014-              Foundation Fighting Blindness, multi central study

                         Title: THE PROGRESSION OF ATROPHY SECONDARY TO

                         STARGARDT DISEASE (PROGSTAR) STUDIES.

2017-2020   The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Butterfield Awards for UK-Japan collaboration in medical research and public health

                          practice

                         Title: UK-Japan Genomic Research of Inherited Eye Disease.

Division for Vision Research, National Institute of Sensory Organs

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