Dr. Ieva Sliesoraitytė, MD Ph.D. upon the completion of her studies in electronical engineering and medicine, qualifying as a certified ophthalmologist, defended her PhD thesis in technical sciences. Since 2009, she has been working as a senior scientist in the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, supervised doctoral students and has been teaching at School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences, International Max Planck Research School in Tuebingen, Germany. Dr. Sliesoraitytė serves as a reviewer for multiple scientific journals, such as Molecular Vision, British Journal of Ophthalmology, IEEE PECON, IEEE ISIEA and others. Dr. Sliesoraitytė recieved many distinguished international scientific prizes and has been awarded by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences twice. In 2010, she was an invitee to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
Ieva’s latest achievement is European Union grant for a Eur-USH project based at the Institute of Vision in Paris, France where she resides since 2012. With a key research focus on rare diseases, Ieva is ambitious about establishing the largest Europe-wide database and to assess cures for blindness. It is expected that biosensors will be extremely successful and will dominate the market for elderly population. Biosensors are anticipated to find applications in diverse areas, not only in biological structures, but also in various industrial fields.