March 9, 2016

Guest scientists from Asia in Project 1

The FOR 2240 research unit now has two international scholars on board: Ms. Yanghong Hou, MD, from China and Mr. Viet Nhat Hung Le, MD, from Vietnam. Ms. Hou did her undergraduate work in Medicine (Bachelor) and Ophthalmology (Master) at Tongji University in her hometown of Shanghai and is working […]
February 16, 2016

Finnish Academy Professor Kari Alitalo visits FOR 2240

Lymph-angiogenesis expert Kari Alitalo, a world-leading and widely cited cancer researcher who is now Director of the Wihuri Research Institute in Helsinki, Finland, addressed a lively audience on January 27th, 2016 on the topic of “Novel roles of lymphatics in the eye, the brain and in tumor metastasis”. The talk […]
December 21, 2015

Pivotal study to PREVENT proliferative retinopathy funded by DFG

On Dec. 14, 2015, the DFG announced that Prof. Dr. Sascha Fauser, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne and one of twelve principle investigators in the DFG research unit FOR 2240, is to receive additional clinical study funding. The study is concerned with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), which is the major […]
December 17, 2015

Prof. Cursiefen elected to DFG Review Board Ophthalmology

Prof. Dr. U. Schlötzer-Schrehardt from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Prof. Dr. C. Cursiefen, Speaker of FOR 2240, were elected as German Research Foundation (DFG) Review Board Members for Ophthalmology starting in 2016. The two review board members represent Ophthalmology in the Clinical Neuroscience Study section (FK206), with thirty-two members […]
November 11, 2015

Cologne eye researchers take the cake at DOG 2015

A staggering number of prizes were awarded to young Cologne ophthalmologists at the Sicca symposium held in Berlin during the annual meeting of the German Society of Ophthalmologists (DOG) on Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Five of the fourteen talks and three of the five projects that were selected for an […]
October 2, 2015

Visiting Professor Dr. Stern delights again

With clarity, warmth and humor, ocular immunologist Dr. Michael E. Stern mesmerized the audience with a lecture on “Aspects of aging and inflammation in dry eye disease” in his second visit to the University of Cologne. His talk was held on September 29th, 2015 in the CECAD lecture hall on […]
October 2, 2015

BEAT-ROP: Beat retinal angiogenesis in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Dr. Andreas Stahl (Freiburg i.Br.) was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne on September 17th, 2015, invited by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Claus Cursiefen, Speaker of the DFG research unit FOR2240 “Angiogenesis, lymph angiogenesis and cellular immunity in inflammatory diseases of the eye” and […]
September 18, 2015

A visit from Michigan

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne was the proud host of Dr. Lars Fritsche from the Center for Statistical Genetics at the University of Michigan, USA. On Thursday, August 27th, Prof. Langmann (right), the Vice-Speaker of the Research Unit FOR2240 and Endowed Professor of Experimental Immunology of […]
September 11, 2015

Three million Euros for better vision for longer

Three million Euros for better vision for longer: German Research Foundation approves funding for a new research unit at University Hospital Cologne Good vision is only possible when the anterior part of the eye is transparent. However, when inflammatory reactions in the eye occur, these lead to loss of transparency […]