A half million Swedish crowns to eye researcher Neil Lagali

Professor Neil Lagali, eye researcher in the division of Sense Organs and Communication (SOK), is one of four eye researchers to share a research grant of 2 million Swedish crowns, given by the Crown Princess Margareta Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired (KMA). – It is an honor for me to be chosen to share in this generous donation, says Neil.

Thor Balkhed

A Welcome Contribution

Cornea research, Neil Lagali. Photo credit Thor BalkhedThe KMA Foundation received a donation of two million Swedish crowns from the organization ‘Friends of the Visually Impaired in Gävleborgs län’. The donation was subsequently awarded to four especially deserving eye researchers in Sweden. Neil Lagali and three other recipients were chosen by an independent expert group of Swedish eye researchers.
- This contribution to our research is much appreciated and will contribute to several of our ongoing projects addressing serious visually impairing diseases such as corneal disease, aniridia and age-related macular degeneration, says Neil.

Cancelled Award Ceremony with Queen Silvia

Neil received news of the award earlier this year, and would have participated in an awards ceremony at the KMA Day in Stockholm in April. At the ceremony it was planned that Queen Silvia would have awarded the prize personally. Unfortunately, the Corona pandemic emerged in the spring and resulted in cancellation of the event. The funding was instead transferred over to Neil and the celebration was a more modest one closer to home.

Congratulations Neil!

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