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NEI Research Seminars

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NEI hosts and participates in a number of research seminars, lectures, and workshops. Please see our events calendar for the schedule.

The Division of Intramural Research Seminar Series

A public lecture series, hosted by the NEI Intramural Research Program on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more


Retinal Disease Interest Group Research Seminars 

The goal of RDIG is to promote interactions among scientists interested in biology, pathogenesis and treatments of syndromic diseases involving visual dysfunction or diseases of the neuronal tissue. Everyone is welcome to join and participate in lively discussions.  Learn more 


Sayer Vision Research Lecture and Award Series 

In 2006, Dr. Jane Sayer, a National Institute of Health (NIH) research scientist in National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), established the Sayer Vision Research Lecture and Award at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), in partnership with the National Eye Institute (NEI) at NIH, to honor her family and the memory of her parents, Winthrop and Laura Sayer. 

The lecture and award series provides an opportunity for honorees to explore areas of interdisciplinary collaboration, such as angiogenesis, that may lead to advances in diverse medical specialties with relevance to vision research. A number of factors place vision science in a position for major advances in the near future-including the large number of identified genes relevant to eye disease and the relative ease with which pathology can be visualized and documented in the eye. Learn more


Joram Piatigorsky Basic Science Lecture 

Made possible by the generous philanthropic support of Lona and Joram Piatigorsky, this series brings attention to notable basic sciences contributions by eye and vision scientists to a diverse general scientific audience, such as experts in molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology, neuroscience, and computer science. With special consideration for basic eye and vision scientists who take risks exploring little-studied species and imaginative ideas, the Lecture and Award promotes and communicates basic discoveries in eye and vision research that result in far-reaching observations that may inform widespread areas of science—from the eye to the world as it were—rather than the other way around.  Learn more 

Last updated: February 7, 2024