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Alan Bird

The Power List 2020 – Power List


Emeritus Professor and Consultant at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, UK

Your three wishes?               

To identify an effective treatment for early AMD; to have the mental and physical capacity to continue being involved in teaching and research; to work successfully with scientists.

Piece of advice would  you give to your younger self?

Do not lose your sense of enquiry.

The most serendipitous moment of your career?

Applying for a Fellowship at The Bascom Palmer Hospital Miami at a time when it was not very well known.

The most unexpected turn your career took?

An invitation to work in Africa on River Blindness.


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