Curriculum Vitae

PD Dr. med. Lebriz Altay, FEBO

 
 
 

Department of Ophthalmology
University of Cologne
Kerpener Straße 62
50937 Cologne, GERMANY

 
 
 

Scientific career

2015- Clinician-Scientist (Gerok) at the Post-Doc level in Project 6 “Role of the complement system and microglia in age-related macular degeneration” in the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye” at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne

2018 Habilitation in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne

2018- Affiliated Clinician-Scientist at the Post-Doc level in Project 6 “The role of midkine in tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis and metastasis of ocular malignant melanoma” in the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye” at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne

 
 
 

Prizes and honors

2016 Merit admission into the Cornelia Harte Mentoring (CHM) PRO program for advanced female scientists at the PhD, Post-Doc, and Habilitation levels with a career aim in science and research organized by the Personnel Development Unit, University of Cologne

 
 
 

Selected Publications

Schick T, Altay L, Viehweger E, Hoyng CB, den Hollander AI, Felsch M, Fauser S. Genetics of Unilateral and Bilateral Age-Related Macular Degeneration Severity Stages. PLoS One. 2016;11(6):e0156778.

Paun CC, Lechanteur YT, Groenewoud JM, Altay L, Schick T, Daha MR, Fauser S, Hoyng CB, den Hollander AI, de Jong EK. A Novel Complotype Combination Associates with Age-Related Macular Degeneration and High Complement Activation Levels in vivo. Sci Rep. 2016;6:26568.

Fritsche LG, Igl W, Bailey JN, …[+115]… Ersoy L, … [+42]… Heid IM. A large genome-wide association study of age-related macular degeneration highlights contributions of rare and common variants. Nat Genet. 2016;48(2):134-43.

Ersoy L, Schick T, de Graft D, Felsch M, Hoyng CB, den Hollander AI, Kirchhof B, Fauser S, Liakopoulos S. Extramacular drusen are highly associated with age-related macular degeneration, but not with CFH and ARMS2 genotypes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016;100(8):1047-51.

Schick T, Ersoy L, Hoyng CB, Kirchhof B, Liakopoulos S. Phenotype Characteristics of Fellow Eyes in Patients With Early Onset of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015;56(12):7269-73.

Ersoy L, Ristau T, Lechanteur YT, Hahn M, Hoyng CB, Kirchhof B, den Hollander AI, Fauser S. Nutritional risk factors for age-related macular degeneration. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:413150.

Ristau T, Ersoy L, Hahn M, den Hollander AI, Kirchhof B, Liakopoulos S, Fauser S. Nongenetic risk factors for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014;55(8):5228-32.

Caramoy A, Ristau T, Lechanteur YT, Ersoy L, Müller S, Gelisken F, Hoyng CB, Kirchhof B, den Hollander AI, Fauser S. Environmental and genetic risk factors for retinal angiomatous proliferation. Acta Ophthalmol. 2014;92(8):745-8.

Ersoy L, Ristau T, Hahn M, Karlstetter M, Langmann T, Dröge K, Caramoy A, den Hollander AI, Fauser S. Genetic and environmental risk factors for age-related macular degeneration in persons 90 years and older. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.2014;55(3):1842-7.

Ersoy L, Ristau T, Kirchhof B, Liakopoulos S. Response to anti-VEGF therapy in patients with subretinal fluid and pigment epithelial detachment on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014;252(6):889-97.