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 University of Iowa, USA. On Thursday, January 28th, 2016, Prof. Cursiefen (right), the Speaker of the research unit FOR 2240 and Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, together with Prof. Langmann, the Vice-Speaker of research unit FOR 2240 and Endowed Professor of Experimental Immunology of the Eye in the Department of Ophthalmology, both University of Cologne, handed Dr. Gramlich a Certificate of Appreciation for his talk on “The immunopathogenesis of glaucoma”.
Dr. Gramlich is currently a research scientist at the glaucoma cell biology laboratory at the University of Iowa, and he has carried out post-doctoral work at the University of Mainz. The area of his work that his talk highlighted is the role of neuro-immunological processes in glaucoma pathophysiology. In 2015, he won the glaucoma research prize of the DOG (Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft: German Ophthalmological Society) and presented his work on adoptive transfer experiments between glaucoma animal models and healthy recipients at that DOG conference in Berlin.