May 18, 2018
Claus Cursiefen

Prof. Cursiefen new ARVO Fellow and incoming DOG President

Shortly before its April 2018 annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) appointed Prof. Claus Cursiefen as a Fellow. Prof. Cursiefen is the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital […]
May 18, 2018

Science Slam Victory for Young Cologne Eye Researcher

The 19th Science Slam took place in Bonn at the Pantheon in April 2018, and Ann-Charlott Schneider was declared the winner. Wearing the prize of golden boxing gloves, she exited the fray, leaving behind four competitors in the last round. […]
May 2, 2018

Japanese uveitis expert looking to innovate

On March 9th, 2018, the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 hosted Visiting Professor Kazuichi Maruyama. Prof. Maruyama is Associate Professor at the Department of Innovative Visual Science at the Osaka University Medical School in Japan. In addition to his Osaka […]
March 1, 2018

Prof. Cursiefen now a member of Leopoldina

Prof. Claus Cursiefen, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne, is now an officially voted-in member of Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences. The internationally renowned eye specialist will now represent the field of […]
March 1, 2018

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. Prof. Claus Cursiefen, who […]
January 22, 2018

Work on polysialic acid therapy for AMD wins Prof. Thomas Langmann the Theodor Axenfeld Prize

January 22, 2018

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 Ophthalmological Society (DOG) held in Berlin […]
October 26, 2017

FOR 2240 Symposium 2017 Photo Gallery

October 26, 2017

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 Molecular […]