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Glaucoma researcher Pete Williams receives 2021 Shaffer Prize

2 February 2021

The 2021 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research has been awarded to Assistant Professor and Research Group Leader Pete Williams at Karolinska Institutet and St. Erik Eye Hospital. He is awarded for his 2019 project "Targeting Neuronal Mitochondria for Neuroprotection in Glaucoma".


Pete Williams.

Pete Williams received the Shaffer Prize on 29 January, 2021, during the annual Glaucoma Research Foundation digital Glaucoma 360 Gala. The prize recognises a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand and cure glaucoma. The prize includes an award and an unrestricted check for USD 1,500.

“I am truly honoured to be awarded the 2021 Shaffer Prize and for the recognition of our important research into treatments for glaucoma,” Pete Williams says.

Pete Williams’ research project has the goal of providing a better understanding of glaucoma thus leading to new treatments focusing on developing non-IOP-lowering treatments. The project was funded by the Glaucoma Research Foundation with a USD 50,000 grant.

2 February 2021