The research unit FOR 2240 currently has six research groups (projects), two central projects, and three associated projects. The six research groups each have two principal investigators. Three principal investigators have affiliations external to the grant holder, which is the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne.

More information on the associated projects can be found under Team.


Interconnected and unique projects

The six research groups are connected to each other in various ways, yet each has a unique contribution to make to the project as a whole.


P1 Lymph-Transplant Induction of transplant tolerance by antihem- and antilymphangiogenic therapies

P2 Modulators of LA Identification of novel endogenous modulators of (inflammatory) lymphangiogenesis by analyzing mouse strain-specific differences

P4 Ocular Melanoma Tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis and its inhibition as a novel therapeutic strategy in conjunctival melanomas

P5 Myeloid Cells Myeloid cell function in corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis

P6 Microglia in AMD Role of the complement system and microglia in age-related macular degeneration

P8 Uveitis The role of interleukin (IL)-10 in the pathogenesis of autoimmune uveitis in mice and man

C1 Eye Imaging Cologne Experimental Eye Imaging Center (CEE-IC)

C2 Management Management


Core infrastructure

Two central projects support the whole research unit in achieving the overarching aims, one in a scientific way, by developing and providing advanced imaging capabilities (C1) , and the other by providing management support (C2).