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ERDC consists of 21 research groups. Most from Europe, three from Israel, one from Canada and one from the USA.

Nijmegen - The Netherlands

Radboud University Medical Center

Frans P M Cremers, PhD
Rob W.J. Collin, PhD
Susanne Roosing, PhD


Ghent - Belgium

Ghent University Hospital

Elfride de Baere, PhD
Frauke Coppieters, PhD
Bart P. Leroy, MD, PhD


Haifa - Israel

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Tamar Ben-Yosef, PhD

Jerusalem - Israel

Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center

Dror Sharon, PhD
Eyal Banin, MD, PhD

Basel, Switzerland

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Carlo Rivolta, PhD

Leeds - United Kingdom

University of Leeds

Chris Inglehearn, PhD
Manir Ali, PhD
Carmel Toomes, PhD

Madrid, Spain

Biomedical Research Institute Fundación Jimenez Diaz (IIS-FJD, UAM) - Department of Medical Genetics

Carmen Ayuso, PhD
Marta Corton, PhD



Manchester United Kingdom

The University of Manchester

Graeme Black, PhD

Montpellier France

Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier

Viki Kalatzis, PhD
Beatrice Bocquet, PhD

Montreal Canada

McGill University Health Centre Montreal

Robert K. Koenekoop, PhD

Naples Italy

Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine Pozzuoli

Sandro Banfi, PhD
Marianthi Karali, PhD

New York United States of America

Columbia University

Rando Allikmets, PhD

Tuebingen Germany

University of Tuebingen

Bernd Wissinger, PhD
Susanne Kohl, PhD

Valencia Spain

University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe of Valencia

Jose M. Millan, PhD


Jerusalem- Palestine

St John Eye Hospital Group

Ala'a AlTalbishi, MD
Yahya AlSweity, MD

Pavia, Italy

Instituto Neurologico Casimiro Mondino Pavia

Sabrina Signorini, MD, PhD
Enza Maria Valente, MD, PhD


Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

G. Jane Farrar, PhD


London - England

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Alison Hardcastle, PhD
Gavin Arno, PhD

Toronto, Canada

Ophthalmology & vision Sciences University of Toronto

Elise Heon, MD

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Evangelia S. Panagiotou, MD, PhD

Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis University Budapest

Viktória Szabó, MD, PhD
Balázs Varsányi, MD, PhD

If you found another candidate IRD-associated gene and want to share this with ERDC-members, or you have a question related to the ERDC-consortium please fill out the contact form or contact Susanne Roosing directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.