Guest lecture: Andreas Stahl, Freiburg

Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

Lecture title: Retinopathy of prematurity - An update on clinical developments and basic science Speaker: Andreas Stahl, MD, FEBO, Eye Center, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg Dr. Stahl is Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists (FEBO). He is an Attending Physician in Surgical Retina and an Assistant Professor (Privatdozent) with an Independent Research Grant […]

Visiting Professor: Michael Stern, Irvine, California, USA

CECAD research center auditorium, ground floor (Building 69, room EG.036) Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26, Cologne, NRW

Lecture title: Aspects of aging and inflammation in dry-eye disease Speaker: Michael E. Stern, PhD

Visiting Scientist: Professor Junji Hamuro, PhD

Library, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne (Building 34, Augenklinik, Uniklinik Köln) Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

Cultured human corneal endothelial cells: miRNA for qualification of the quality of cHCECs Abstract for Discussion at the Tuesday Weekly Seminar Meeting: MiRNA expression profiles among a variety of morphologically different cultured human corneal endothelial cells (cHCECs) revealed a clear distinction among them. The only miR capable of discriminating a […]

Visiting Professor: Kari Alitalo, Helsinki, Finland

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, auditorium, ground floor Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9, Cologne

Novel roles of lymphatics in the eye, the brain and in tumor metastasis A world-leading cancer researcher, Finnish Academy Professor Dr. Kari Alitalo has done groundbreaking work with great clinical potential in such areas as oncogenes, angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis, in particular having made significant discoveries about the molecular systems that […]

Visiting Scientist: Oliver W. Gramlich, University of Iowa, USA

Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

The immunopathogenesis of glaucoma Dr. Gramlich is 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 will highlight is the role of neuroimmunological processes in […]

Visiting Scientist: Heping Xu, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

Parainflammation, chronic inflammation and retinal degenerative diseases Heping Xu, MD, PhD, is Professor of Ocular Immunology in the Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. The research of his group is centred around three thematic areas: Pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration Inflammation in diabetic retinopathy Mechanisms […]

Visiting Scientist: Bruce Ksander, Schepens ERI & Harvard

Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

ABCB5 is a limbal stem cell gene required for corneal development and repair Dr. Bruce Ksander received his Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Illinois while studying the immune response to herpes keratitis in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Hendricks at the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary. His postdoctoral […]

Visiting Scientist: Dr. Francisco Ambrosio, PhD, U of Coimbra, Portugal

Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

Targeting neuroinflammation for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases? On Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 16:15, Visiting Scientist Dr. Francisco Ambrosio, PhD from the Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (IBILI) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra, Portugal will give a talke on "Targeting neuroinflammation […]

Visiting Scientist: PD Dr. med. Olaf Penack, Charité Berlin

Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

The role of the endothelium in allogeneic transplantations Dr. Olaf Penack is a Senior Physician in the Medical Deptartment of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology at Charité Hospital Berlin (Virchow Campus). In this talk, he will discuss the urgent need for novel therapeutic approaches to improve survival […]

Visiting Professor David Hume, Edinburgh

Lecture Hall, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Building 34, Augenklinik), University of Cologne Kerpener Str. 62, Cologne, NRW

Macrophages are specialised cells of the immune system. They are involved not only in infection, inflammatory disease and cancer, but also in normal growth and development and tissue repair.  Three main research questions for  Professor Hume and his team are: 1) on a genome-wide scale, how do macrophages differentiate from […]