Macular Carotenoids and AMD Conference

8th - 10th July 2015

Downing College, Cambridge University, UK



Research from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) will be featured on “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” on BBC Two on Thursday, 8 September 2016 at 8pm.

On the show Michael Mosley reveals a new discovery that could help us all improve our eyesight.

The programme will showcase some of the main results from Nutrition Research Centre Ireland’s recently completed European Research Council-funded CREST trials, which investigated the impact of nutritional supplementation for vision in humans.

Prof John Nolan, Principal Investigator for the CREST study and founder of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland, said: “This is a great opportunity to showcase our work, and offers international exposure for the research team and members of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland, at the School of Health Science, WIT.”

“All of us involved in this research are tremendously excited about the outcome – not only from a scientific perspective but also because of the significant benefits it will have for a wide range of people,” he added. The School of Health Sciences at WIT announced earlier this year the establishment of Nutrition Research Centre Ireland which has 26 members and a projected research budget of €15m over four years. Bringing together established and respected researchers from several academic disciplines, the new centre of excellence will conduct ground-breaking research with a national and international impact. The centre’s founding researchers have an excellent track record that includes over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers reporting the findings of previous research and the establishment of an international conference dedicated to the role of nutrition in human wellbeing. Collectively, they have secured €15m of competitive research funding to date.

About NRCI

The application for the centre to be designated was led at WIT by Prof John Nolan, an internationally-recognised leader in the area of nutrition and macular health; Prof John Wells, Head of the School of Health Sciences and Dr Marie Claire Van Hout, an international expert in the field of substance use and human enhancement.

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