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. ...

Claus Cursiefen

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 ...

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 ...

Claus Cursiefen

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Work on polysialic acid therapy for AMD wins Prof. Thomas Langmann the Theodor Axenfeld Prize

In the course of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), photoreceptor cells in the center of the retina die. Next to age itself, the other major risk factor for this disease is an overactive immune system. Addressing this factor is ...

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 ...