PhD studentship 65% open in Project 5

PhD studentship 65% open in Project 5

Project 5 “Myeloid cell function in corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis” ) in the Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye” (Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Claus Cursiefen, FEBO, FARVO and Vice-Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Langmann) in the Department of Ophthalmology at ... Read More
 
Four Million Euros for Better Vision for Longer

Four Million Euros for Better Vision for Longer

DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 begins its second round Good vision is only possible when the anterior part of the eye is transparent. However, when inflammatory reactions in the eye occur, these lead to loss of transparency and sometimes even blindness. An example of such a reaction is the pathological formation of blood vessels and ... Read More
 
Prof. Langmann wins the Dr. Gaide AMD prize

Prof. Langmann wins the Dr. Gaide AMD prize

On 23 June 2018, Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Langmann was awarded the Dr. Gaide AMD prize at the annual meeting of the Retina Society in Bonn. Prof. Langmann is the Chair of Experimental Immunology of the Eye in the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne and Vice-Speaker of the DFG Research Unit ... Read More
 
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