Paul Baird, PhD
I am a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne. I also head the Ocular Genetics Unit at the Centre for Eye Research (CERA). I have been awarded many national and internationally competitive grants and I am a current recipient of a prestigious and highly competitive 5-year National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Research Fellowship. I have published over 180 journal articles including in top ranked journals such as Nature Genetics and Lancet and have established an expansive network of collaborations both nationally and internationally to explore AMD. In particular, I am actively involved in international consortia through my work in age related macular degeneration and co-chair working groups. I am frequently invited to participate in and help organise national and international conferences and present at national and international meetings. I am vice president of the Global Eye Genetics Consortium and a member of various committees including the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.