September 16, 2022

FOR 2240 Retreat 2022 at Kloster Heidberg

On 30 and 31 August 2022, about 30 DFG FOR 2240 scientists met for a retreat at the “Kloster Heidberg” in Eupen, Belgium. This was the first meeting in person since the beginning of the pandemic. The retreat was led by Prof...
August 29, 2022

3 million euro grant for studies to improve graft survival after corneal transplantation

The cornea is the transparent windshield of the eye. In order to see well, it must be free of vessels and inflammatory cells. If blood or lymphatic vessels sprout in the course of inflammation, the transparency decreases and the patient may...
August 26, 2022

Honorary professorship for Prof. Heindl

Zhejiang University, School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China has awarded Prof. Dr. Dr. Ludwig M. Heindl, Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne and member of FOR 2240, with the dignity of Honorary Professor. The Senate of Zhejiang University selected Prof. Heindl for this special...
July 27, 2022

Mert Mestanoglu wins best poster award @EuCornea in Athens

After two years of online conferences due to corona, this year the EuCornea Congress, organized by the European Society of Ocular and Surface Disease Specialists, was held again in presence. The event took place from 25 -26 June 2022 in Athens, Greece. The society is a non-profit organization that...
July 7, 2022

Department of Ophthalmology welcomes Professor Ilva Rupenthal as Humboldt fellow

In June 2022 the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne welcomed Professor Ilva Rupenthal as a Humboldt fellow. Prof. Rupenthal is the Director of the Buchanan...
June 3, 2022

FOR 2240 scientists receive several honors at ARVO 2022

The scientist of the DFG research group 2240 again had a strong presence at the annual ARVO conference in 2022. ARVO is the largest organization for eye and vision research worldwide. The conference took place in person in Denver, Colorado from 1st – 4th May and virtually from...
March 22, 2022

FOR 2240 Scientist Dr. Alexander C. Rokohl was awarded the Brewitt Publication Prize

Dr. Alexander C. Rokohl, physician and clinician scientist at the Center for Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne, was awarded the Brewitt Publication Prize at the Congress of the German Academy of Ophthalmology 2022...
February 18, 2022

Dr. Simona Schlereth wins RWA Science Award 2022

PD Dr. Simona Schlereth, Clinician Scientist at the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital Cologne and member of the DFG FOR 2240, won the Science Award 2022 of the Rhineland-Westphalian Ophthalmologists in the amount of 10.000€ with her project "Strengthening the antitumoral immune response of dendritic...
January 24, 2022

Dr. Yongwei Guo wins DOG Doctoral Award for outstanding dissertation

Dr. Yongwei Guo, clinical scientist at the Department of Ophthalmology...