The research unit FOR 2240 is set in a productive atmosphere for cooperation, including researcher-led associated projects.
Polysialic acid: Expression in the human retina and therapeutic potential in the laser-damage mouse model
Molecular investigations of miR-29-associated deposits of extra-cellular matrix in the course of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
There are strong connections to two large EU-funded research networks which are co-led by the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne. Both networks deal with inflammatory diseases of the cornea and the ocular surface.
- EU COST Action BM 1302 “Joining forces in corneal regeneration” (www.biocornea.eu) is led by Professor C. Cursiefen, University of Cologne, Germany and by Professor M. Jager, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
- EU Horizon 2020 Project ARREST BLINDNESS (www.arrestblindness.eu) is led by Professor N. Lagali, University of Linköping, Sweden, with the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne serving as the second largest partner.