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April 2017

Visiting Professor Christiana Ruhrberg

April 18, 2017 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
CECAD research center auditorium, ground floor (Building 69, room EG.036), Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
Cologne, NRW 50931 Germany
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Professor Christiana Ruhrberg is an internationally known expert in neuronal and vascular development and one of the world’s leading researchers in defining mechanisms of blood vessel growth in the brain and eye. Her three main interests are neurovascular co-patterning, molecular regulation of angiogenesis, and signal transduction in vascular hyperpermeability. She conducted her PhD with Fiona Watt on epidermal barrier function and was named Young Cell Biologist of the Year 1996 by the British Society for Cell Biology. Professor Ruhrberg carried…

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June 2017

Visiting Scientist Ilva Rupenthal, PhD

June 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne, Kerpener Str. 62
Cologne, NRW 50937 Germany
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Dr. Rupenthal is an innovator in ocular drug delivery ideas. Her current research, co-funded by a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship from the New Zealand Health Research Council, focuses predominantly on the development of stimuli-response ocular drug delivery systems with projects investigating implants responsive to ultrasound, light or a small electrical current. Since 2013,  it has been aim of the Buchanan Ocular Therapeutics Unit (BOTU) to translate ocular therapeutic related scientific research into the clinical setting, whether pharmaceutical, cell…

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FOR 2240 Retreat 2017 Kloster Steinfeld

June 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - July 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Neues Gasthaus Kloster Steinfeld, Hermann-Josef-Straße 4
Kall-Steinfeld, NRW 53925 Germany
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Friday June 30th 2017 3:00 pm Arrival, Hotel Check-in in Neues Gasthaus 3:30 pm Coffee and cake outside of Seminar room 1 4:00 pm      Welcome & presentations of P1, P-new, C1, P2, P5 (break: 5:15-5:40 pm) 6:30 pm PI meeting 7:30 pm Group photo 7:45 pm Dinner & Drinks in the Kapitelsaal Saturday, July 1st 2017 7:30 am Breakfast in the Refektorium 9:00 am Presentations of C2, P4, P6, P8, P-new & Discussion (break: 10:00-10:45 am) 11:50 am Special…

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October 2017

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

October 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - October 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, CMMC Research Center (Building 66), Robert-Koch-Straße 21
Cologne, NRW 50931 Germany
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FOR 2240 Symposium final program 2017 Cologne The FOR 2240 Symposium “Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye” will be held from 20-21 October 2017 on the Life Sciences Campus of the University of Cologne, Germany at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Cologne. The goal of the symposium is to promote the most important findings of the FOR 2240 research unit and integrate them into a larger context. The FOR 2240 is a German Research Foundation (DFG)…

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March 2018

Visiting Professor Kazuichi Maruyama

March 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne, Kerpener Str. 62
Cologne, NRW 50937 Germany
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Prof. Maruyama will give a talk on "Comprehensive analysis of vitreous specimens for uveitis classification". This lecture will have a clinical orientation. In addition to his Osaka position, he is a part time Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefecutal University of Medicine, Japan, and  Adjunct Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear, USA. His three main research interests are: Uveitis: diagnosis and treatment Cornea: transplantation immunology Basic research: Lymphatic function in the eye, macrophage function

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April 2018

Visiting Professor François Paquet-Durand

April 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Center for Pharmacology, Building 36, seminar room 1st floor, Gleueler Str. 24
Cologne, NRW 50931 Germany
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Prof. Paquet-Durand is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen and Chief Scientific Officer of Mireca Medicines GmbH. His talk will be on: "Targeting cGMP-signalling in inherited retinal degeneration: from basic research to clinical translation, Founding of Drugsford" This talk is hosted by the Bayer Graduate Program of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He has been the group leader for the Cell Death Mechanisms group at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen since 2009. From…

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September 2018

Visiting Professor Akiyoshi Uemura

September 18, 2018 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne, Kerpener Str. 62
Cologne, NRW 50937 Germany
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Akiyoshi Uemura (MD, PhD) is Professor at the Department of Retinal Vascular Biology at Nagoya City University, Japan. His three recent papers published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and a seminal report in Cancer Cell highlight the function of important vascular factors and pericytes for retinal and tumor angiogenesis. On 18 September, he will give a talk on "Sustained inflammation and fibrosis in pericyte-defiicient retina".

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February 2019

Prof. Natasha Frank

February 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, CMMC Research Center (Building 66), Robert-Koch-Straße 21
Cologne, NRW 50931 Germany
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As a part of the CMMC‘s seminar series, Prof. Frank‘s lecture on "ABCB5-positive stem cells in development and regeneration" will  concern her laboratory research work on identifying clinically relevant stem cell populations in diverse human tissues, with special emphasis on the relevant role of the ATP-binding cassette transporter ABCB5, which has a unique and essential role in stem cell maintenance and survival. She will describe her team’s efforts to further examine the clinical relevance and therapeutic importance of ABCB5 as…

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March 2019

Retreat 2019 FOR 2240 Abtei Brauweiler

March 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - March 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Abtei Brauweiler, Ehrenfriedstraße 19
Pulheim, 50259 Germany
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(Lymph)Angiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye Cost Room & Catering (Drinks, Dinner, Coffees, Lunch) paid for by FOR 2240; for participants who do not live in or near Cologne, hotel with breakfast also Friday March 8th 2019Everyone: Arrival by ca. 3 pm 2:30 pm Doors open 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee and cake Everyone: Program, part 1,: Progress reports with outlook for the research groups, presenter in BOLD(15 min. presentation: progress-outlook-identification of cooperation potentials +…

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March 2020

Retreat 2020 FOR 2240 Uni Augenklinik, Auditorium

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - March 14 @ 2:00 pm
Uni Köln, Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße 20
Köln, Germany
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(Lymph)Angiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye Friday March 13th 2020Everyone: Arrival by ca. 1 pm 1:00 pm Doors open 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Coffee and Finger Food Everyone: Program, part 1: Progress reports with outlook for the research group, presenter in BOLD(25 min. presentation: progress-outlook-identification of cooperation potentials + 15 mins. discussions) 1:30 pm Prof. Dr. med. Claus Cursiefen Speaker, FOR 2240Welcome and introduction status FOR2240, plans for SFB, media training 1:45 pm P1 PD…

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