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Join us to celebrate a special milestone for our new professors and hear about their inspiring career journeys. Doors for this event will open on 16.45 (BST), with the lectures to commence at 16.50. A drinks reception will be held at 17.30 immediately after the lecture.

Professor Christos Bergeles

Re-Engineering Human Sight


Ophthalmic diseases that lead to loss of sight will affect more than 1 billion patients by 2050. Diseases of the retina, with most prevalent being Diabetic Retinopathy and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, will account for around 70% of those cases. This seminar presents research on Artificial Intelligence to assist with on-time diagnosis of the diseases, and the creation of micro-surgical robotic systems that enable the delivery of advanced therapeutics for disease management. 


Professor Christos Bergeles received his Ph.D. degree in Robotics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2011. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, and the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College, United Kingdom. As a Professor at King’s College London, he directs the “Robotics and Vision in Medicine Lab” whose mission is to develop micro-surgical robots that deliver regenerative therapies deep inside the human body. Prof Bergeles has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2017 – 2023) and, among others, holds i4i NIHR funding (2017 – 2020, 2022 – 2025) for the development of instrumentation that delivers stem cells to diseased retinal layers. His active grant funding as PI is £2.5M. He has co-authored more than 100 articles in top-tier conferences and journals, and his research has been cited more than 3000 times. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, and the IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation. His team and he are very active in public engagement and patient involvement activities, with examples including New Scientist Live (2019, 2023, 10,000+ participants), and Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (2023, 10,000+ participants). He is an IEEE Senior Member.

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Christos  Bergeles

Professor of Surgical Robotics

Event details

Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunts House
Guy’s Campus
Great Maze Pond, London SE1 1UL