Ophthalmology department with the most “top physicians” in Germany

Five experts in the Focus health ranking The center of ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne made it again to the top of the ophthalmology section of the FOCUS magazine’s health ranking. With five top physicians the ...

Hope for UV-induced eye diseases

Special contact lenses protects stem cells from UV-damage/harm Scientists of the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Cologne, and DFG Research Unit 2240 demonstrated that commercially available UV-blocking contact lenses are ...

RETINA Swiss AWARD for Dr. Anne Wolf

Recently Anne Wolf has been awarded with the Retina Suisse Award 2019 at the Swiss Eye Research Meeting in Lausanne (February 2019). Age –related macular degeneration (AMD) leads to hyperactivation of the immune system thus ...

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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...