Targeting Mitochondria 2022 Best Innovation Award

John BallJohn Ball, National Eye Institute (NEI), The National Institutes of Health (USA) was discerned the best scientific award for his innovative work on Mitochondria in Retinal Photoreceptors: More than Meets the Eye.

"The finding that mitochondria in retinal photoreceptors have a prominent optical role provides a promising avenue to connect photoreceptor bioenergetics with noninvasive retinal imaging. To this end, we are currently developing our electromagnetic simulations to capture the influence of photoreceptor mitochondria on clinical imaging, and we plan to examine the connections between mitochondrial function and their optical characteristics."