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 ...

FOR 2240 Symposium 2017 Photo Gallery

Cologne 2017 Symposium: Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye C. Cursiefen, K. Alitalo, T. Krieg, T. Langmann:Augenklinik, DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 Dept. of Ophthalmology ...

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

On the 20th and 21st of October 2017, the FOR 2240 symposium “Innovative concepts in anti-inflammatory and anti(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the eye” took place on the campus of the University of Cologne in the rooms of the Center for ...

Retreat 2017: Eye researchers meet again at Kloster Steinfeld

Over thirty members of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit FOR 2240 met on the 30th of June and the 1st of July 2017 in the Salvatorian Monastery of Steinfeld (Kloster Steinfeld). Already for the second time the ...

A visit from Montreal

On April 6th, 2017 Przemyslaw (“Mike”) Sapieha, PhD came to the Dept. of Ophthalmology of the University of Cologne as a Visiting Scientist in the German Research Foundation Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and ...

Eye on Innovation

On June 21st, 2017, Dr. Ilva Rupenthal of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland, was a visiting scientist in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular ...

A visit from London

On April 18th, 2017, Christiane Ruhrberg of the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology came to Cologne as Visiting Professor to the German Research Foundation Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and ...

Lab meeting par excellence

In the framework of her visit to Cologne as Visiting Professor in the German Research Foundation Research Unit FOR 2240, Prof. Christiane Ruhrberg of the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom spent ...