DUBLIN | Ireland | College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elisabeth near Dublin Peter Humphries

The Ocular Genetics Unit at TCD has been involved in a number of EU networks and successfully coordinated one such programme (Science Programme of EU) with two other laboratories, Dr. Bhattacharya and Dr. Gal. In that collaborative research programme over 100 families with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa from within the EU were ascertained and screened for the presence of mutations within the rhodopsin gene (see Farrar et al., Am. J. Hum. Genet., 47 (1991) 941-945). The laboratory has extensive international collaborations including those with Dr. Bhattacharya and Dr. Ali at the Institute of Ophthalmology London, with the Tuebingen laboratory and with laboratories in many parts of the world.