Professor Heping Xu explains para-inflammation in the retina

Heping Xu (MD, PhD) is Professor of Ocular Immunology in the Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He was trained as an ophthalmologist and together with his former teacher and colleague John Forrester, he ...

Working together to unveil Trojan-horse-style cancer cell travel into the eye

Several individual projects of the research unit FOR 2240 have produced an important collaborative paper: “The Trojan Horse Tale Revisted: An Eye on Metastatic Spread of Carcinoma Cells”. This paper was acknowledged as the cover ...

A visit from Iowa

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne was the proud host of Dr. Oliver W. Gramlich, Ph.D. from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and The Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research at the ...

FOR 2240 members among the top German-speaking ophthalmologic clinician-scientists

Laborjournal recently published a list of the top 50 most-cited ophthalmologists in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Researchers and clinicians were included in the list. Four individuals from the Dept. of Ophthalmology at the ...

Guest scientists from Asia in Project 1

The FOR 2240 research unit now has two international scholars on board: Ms. Yanghong Hou, MD, from China and Mr. Viet Nhat Hung Le, MD, from Vietnam. Ms. Hou did her undergraduate work in Medicine (Bachelor) and Ophthalmology (Master) ...

Finnish Academy Professor Kari Alitalo visits FOR 2240

Lymph-angiogenesis expert Kari Alitalo, a world-leading and widely cited cancer researcher who is now Director of the Wihuri Research Institute in Helsinki, Finland, addressed a lively audience on January 27th, 2016 on the topic of ...

Sascha Fauser

Pivotal study to PREVENT proliferative retinopathy funded by DFG

On Dec. 14, 2015, the DFG announced that Prof. Dr. Sascha Fauser, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne and one of twelve principle investigators in the DFG research unit FOR 2240, is to receive additional clinical study ...

Prof. Cursiefen elected to DFG Review Board Ophthalmology

Prof. Dr. U. Schlötzer-Schrehardt from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Prof. Dr. C. Cursiefen, Speaker of FOR 2240, were elected as German Research Foundation (DFG) Review Board Members for Ophthalmology starting in 2016. The ...

Cologne eye researchers take the cake at DOG 2015

A staggering number of prizes were awarded to young Cologne ophthalmologists at the Sicca symposium held in Berlin during the annual meeting of the German Society of Ophthalmologists (DOG) on Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Five of the ...

Visiting Professor Dr. Stern delights again

With clarity, warmth and humor, ocular immunologist Dr. Michael E. Stern mesmerized the audience with a lecture on “Aspects of aging and inflammation in dry eye disease” in his second visit to the University of Cologne. His talk was ...