Prof. Cursiefen new ARVO Fellow and incoming DOG President

Prof. Cursiefen new ARVO Fellow and incoming DOG President

Shortly before its April 2018 annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) appointed Prof. Claus Cursiefen as a Fellow. Prof. Cursiefen is the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne and the Speaker of the German Research Foundation Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, ... Read More
 
Science Slam Victory for Young Cologne Eye Researcher

Science Slam Victory for Young Cologne Eye Researcher

The 19th Science Slam took place in Bonn at the Pantheon in April 2018, and Ann-Charlott Schneider was declared the winner. Wearing the prize of golden boxing gloves, she exited the fray, leaving behind four competitors in the last round. Her 10 minute performance, in which she explained the problem of corneal graft rejection in ... Read More
 
Japanese uveitis expert looking to innovate

Japanese uveitis expert looking to innovate

On March 9th, 2018, the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 hosted Visiting Professor Kazuichi Maruyama. Prof. Maruyama is Associate Professor at the Department of Innovative Visual Science at the Osaka University Medical School in Japan. In addition to his Osaka position, he is a part time Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural ... Read More
 
Prof. Cursiefen now a member of Leopoldina

Prof. Cursiefen now a member of Leopoldina

Prof. Claus Cursiefen, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne, is now an officially voted-in member of Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences. The internationally renowned eye specialist will now represent the field of ophthalmology in the oldest scientific academy in the world. Prof. Cursiefen is specialized in the ... Read More
 
A first for ophthalmology: FOR 2240 team wins Erwin Niehaus Prize

A first for ophthalmology: FOR 2240 team wins Erwin Niehaus Prize

On November 6th, 2017, the prestigious Erwin Niehaus Prize was awarded to the Department of Ophthalmology (Cologne) in the Industry Club in neighboring Duesseldorf, and it was the first time this prize was awarded to ophthalmologists. Prof. Claus Cursiefen, who is Chair and Professor at the Dept. of Ophthalmology and Speaker of the DFG Research ... Read More
 
Cologne eye researchers sweep up prizes in Berlin (again!)

Cologne eye researchers sweep up prizes in Berlin (again!)

An astounding number of awards for outstanding scientific achievements, eight in total, went to scientists and clinician-scientists of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne at the annual meeting of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG) held in Berlin from September 28th to October 1st 2017. Cologne eye researchers also won many prizes in ... Read More
 
FOR 2240 Symposium 2017 Photo Gallery

FOR 2240 Symposium 2017 Photo Gallery

Cologne 2017 Symposium: Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye C. Cursiefen, K. Alitalo, T. Krieg, T. Langmann:Augenklinik, DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 Dept. of Ophthalmology Symposium,Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye U. Gehlsen, D. Hos, C. Cursiefen, J. Horstmann, M. Coroneo, J. ... Read More
 
FOR 2240 Symposium: “Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye”

FOR 2240 Symposium: “Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye”

On the 20th and 21st of October 2017, the FOR 2240 symposium “Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye” took place on the campus of the University of Cologne in the rooms of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (http://www.cmmc-uni-koeln.de/home).The meeting was co-sponsored by the European Union (EU COST BM1302 “Joining Forces ... Read More
 
Retreat 2017: Eye researchers meet again at Kloster Steinfeld

Retreat 2017: Eye researchers meet again at Kloster Steinfeld

Over thirty members of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit FOR 2240 met on the 30th of June and the 1st of July 2017 in the Salvatorian Monastery of Steinfeld (Kloster Steinfeld). Already for the second time the principle investigators of the FOR 2240 and associated scientists and clinicians met in this quiet and ... Read More