Macular Carotenoids and AMD Conference

8th - 10th July 2015

Downing College, Cambridge University, UK

Winners of Howard Foundation Bursary Announced for the Macular Carotenoids Conference 2015

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Howard Foundation Travel Bursary 2015. In first place was Paula Calvo from the University of Queensland, Australia with her abstract entitled “Tweaking Nature: Zeaxanthin and Lutein concentration in sweet-corn can be modified by genotype, physiological maturity, and location on the cob”. In second place was Nicole Stringham from the University of Georgia, USA with her abstract Childhood vegetable intake predicts adult macular pigment optical density.

Prof. John Nolan, Chair of the Macular Carotenoid Conference, said “the standard of the abstracts for the Howard Foundation Bursary was exceptionally high and competitive. We look forward to seeing the posters in July and would like to thank the Howard Foundation again for supporting the travel bursaries”

Please visit for information on the conference. Reminder: Registration for the conference is now open, do not forget to register and book your accommodation for the conference. Places at Downing College are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

Conference Sponsors

Headline Sponsors

MacuHealth is a Michigan Base company focused on preserving vision health and vision performance by providing the only scientifically designed, tested and proven formulations with all three carotenoids found in the eye, (Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin). Our sharp focus and commitment to “Trust The Science” is driven by our desire to help improving and preserving vision as well as preventing and managing Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in North America. Our products are distributed in Europe by MacuVision Europe under the brand MacuShield and in the rest of the world as MacuHealth with LMZ3™ (AMD, Night Vision and Glare) and ClearVision.PRO™ (for athletes, casual and professional and outdoors persons).

Industrial Orgánica (IOSA) is a worldwide company established since 1966, and is currently one of the leaders in providing the macular carotenoids from natural sources. IOSA are committed to research and innovation with the aim to produce compounds to promote health and wellbeing. IOSA are proud to be participating at the Macular Carotenoids 2015 research conference as the Headline Sponsor.

The third international Conference solely dedicated to the macular carotenoids - lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin