November 22, 2022

4th Shanghai-Cologne Scientific Symposium

On 18.11. the 4th joint Shanghai-Cologne Symposium was held virtually with presentations from the Departments of Ophthalmology at Tongji University and University of Cologne. Speakers from the FOR 2240 talked e.g. about lymphangiogenic preconditioning prior to high-risk corneal transplantation (P2) and treatment of corneal edema (P5).
September 27, 2022

Award for a young ophthalmologist – Wanlin Fan wins the Richard Collin Award

Wanlin Fan, guest ophthalmologist and doctoral student at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. Ludwig M. Heindl and Dr. Alexander C. Rokohl, was awarded the Richard Collin Award – the junior award of ESOPRS. At the annual...
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...