Coronavirus

Retreat 2020 in times of Corona

A few days before the FOR2240 wanted to have the retreat in a cozy cottage in Bedburg (https://danielshof.de/), the Corona wave started to hit Cologne. Consequently, every larger meeting had to be canceled and the FOR2240 held a small ...

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FOR 2240 Retreat 2019 Abbey Brauweiler

Thirdy-two members of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit FOR 2240 met on the 8th of March 2019 in the Abbey of Brauweiler. It was the first time the principal investigators of the FOR 2240 and associated scientists and ...

Two female FOR Scientists selected for Mentoring Programs of the Medical Faculty

We are proud to announce that Ms Dr. Simona Schlereth and Ms Dr. Andrea Hedergott were selected to attend the MhÄK Mentoring program of the Medical Faculty at the University of Cologne.  The program is implemented for female physicians ...

Aniridie – new project against blindness

Aniridie is a rare but very serious inherent eye disease which is difficult to treat. The iris of the affected is incomplete or has not been formed at all during pregnancy, additionally, patients often suffer from a vascularized, dull ...

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Prof. Cursiefen re-elected to DFG Review Board

Professor Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital Cologne and Speaker of DFG FOR2240, has been re-elected to the DFG Review Board representing Ophthalmology . With him Professor Dr. ...

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Prof. De Paiva in Cologne

We were honored to welcome Prof. De Paiva last Tuesday (12th of November 2019) at the Hospital University of Cologne. The Ocular Surface Group, led by Prof. Philipp Steven and Dr. Uta Gehlsen invited Prof. De Paiva to collaborate on ...

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Physician attends international Young Physician Leaders Programm

Priv. – Doz. Dr. Sebastian Siebelmann, consulting physician at the department of ophthalmology of the University Hospital Cologne attended the Young Physician Leaders Program (YPL) of the Interacademy Partnership Alliance (IAP) and the ...

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NEW European Union COST ACTION on Aniridia co-chaired in Cologne

ANIRIDIA-NET(https://aniridia-net.eu/) is a pan-European bottom-up network of researchers, ophthalmologist, trainees, aniridia patient organizations, industry and special interest groups funded by the European Cooperation in Science ...

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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 and the DFG FOR2240 at the annual ...

Double triumph for cologne scientist.

This year’s DOG Patent 2019 award went to Dr. Thomas Clahsen for his exceptional inventions in the area of ophthalmology. Dr. Clahsen is working at the University Hospital Cologne in the Department of Ophthalmology (Experimental ...