June 10, 2020

New study identifies a novel role for TSPO in immune-related eye disease providing new treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

In a cooperative approach the team around Thomas Langmann (Laboratory of the Exp. Immunology of the Eye at the Center for Ophthalmology and the CMMC) together with the team of Michael Schramm (Inst. of Med. Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene) at the Univ. Hospital of Cologne and the Univ. of Cologne […]
May 13, 2020

Retreat 2020 in times of Corona

A few days before the FOR2240 wanted to have the retreat in a cozy cottage in Bedburg (https://danielshof.de/), the Corona wave started to hit Cologne. Consequently, every larger meeting had to be canceled and the FOR2240 held a small full-day meeting – only the principal investigators – in the Lecture […]
May 13, 2020

FOR 2240 Retreat 2019 Abbey Brauweiler

Thirdy-two members of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit FOR 2240 met on the 8th of March 2019 in the Abbey of Brauweiler. It was the first time the principal investigators of the FOR 2240 and associated scientists and clinicians met in this quiet and peaceful environment to present […]
April 2, 2020

Two female FOR Scientists selected for Mentoring Programs of the Medical Faculty

We are proud to announce that Ms Dr. Simona Schlereth and Ms Dr. Andrea Hedergott were selected to attend the MhÄK Mentoring program of the Medical Faculty at the University of Cologne.  The program is implemented for female physicians who are qualifying as a professor and runs this year for […]
March 19, 2020

Aniridie – new project against blindness

Aniridie is a rare but very serious inherent eye disease which is difficult to treat. The iris of the affected is incomplete or has not been formed at all during pregnancy, additionally, patients often suffer from a vascularized, dull cornea. It is not seldom that patient has a deformity of […]
December 9, 2019

Prof. Cursiefen re-elected to DFG Review Board

Professor Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital Cologne and Speaker of DFG FOR2240, has been re-elected to the DFG Review Board representing Ophthalmology . With him Professor Dr. Marius Ader from Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany – CRTD Dresden received the […]
November 25, 2019

Prof. De Paiva in Cologne

We were honored to welcome Prof. De Paiva last Tuesday (12th of November 2019) at the Hospital University of Cologne. The Ocular Surface Group, led by Prof. Philipp Steven and Dr. Uta Gehlsen invited Prof. De Paiva to collaborate on aging aspects in dry-eye disease and ocular Graft-versus-Host Disease. The […]
November 20, 2019

Physician attends international Young Physician Leaders Programm

Priv. – Doz. Dr. Sebastian Siebelmann, consulting physician at the department of ophthalmology of the University Hospital Cologne attended the Young Physician Leaders Program (YPL) of the Interacademy Partnership Alliance (IAP) and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers and Medical Universities. The YPL-Program brings young ambitious leaders from all […]
October 22, 2019

NEW European Union COST ACTION on Aniridia co-chaired in Cologne

ANIRIDIA-NET(https://aniridia-net.eu/) is a pan-European bottom-up network of researchers, ophthalmologist, trainees, aniridia patient organizations, industry and special interest groups funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) program (link) to improve aniridia clinical management and promote innovative research and development of new alternatives for its diagnosis and treatment. The […]