October 25, 2017

A visit from London

On April 18th, 2017, Christiane Ruhrberg of the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology came to Cologne as Visiting Professor to the German Research Foundation Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye”. Prof. Ruhrberg is Professor of Neuronal and Vascular Biology at […]
October 25, 2017

Lab meeting par excellence

In the framework of her visit to Cologne as Visiting Professor in the German Research Foundation Research Unit FOR 2240, Prof. Christiane Ruhrberg of the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom spent ample time with PD Dr. med. Franziska Bucher, FEBO (pictured center from left) and […]
June 13, 2017

DFG research unit FOR 2240 in the press: Special issue in Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde

In May 2017, the journal Klinische Monatsblätter Augenheilkunde (engl. Clinical Monthly for Ophthalmology, founded in 1863) devoted a special issue to the Research Unit FOR 2240, whose main seat is in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne. The Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and cellular immunity […]
May 19, 2017

New associated DFG project investigates a micro-RNA target to treat Fuchs endothelial dystrophy

Set to begin in July/August of 2017, PD Dr. med. Mario Matthaei, FEBO has landed a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a project that will investigate a micro-RNA target to treat Fuchs endothelial dystrophy.  The project is called “Molecular investigations of miR-29-associated deposits of extra-cellular matrix in […]
February 17, 2017

Californian retinal imaging expert visits Cologne

Dr. SriniVas Sadda came to Cologne to visit the Cologne Image Reading Center (CIRCL) on January 27th, 2017. Dr. Sadda is President & Chief Scientific Officer of the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles, CA, USA and an internationally highly renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of (chorio-) retinal […]
February 17, 2017

Foundational paper of DFG research unit FOR 2240 in top 5 highly cited papers

One of the chief foundational papers for the DFG research unit FOR 2240 at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne has been awarded a “Highly Cited Research” certificate. The paper, “Novel anti(lymph)angiogenic treatment strategies for corneal and ocular surface diseases” was co-authored by PD Dr. rer. nat. […]
December 7, 2016

Harvard ocular immunologist points to the micro-environment

On the 1st of December, 2016, the Cologne-based DFG research unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and cellular immunity in inflammatory diseases of the eye” hosted Visiting Professor Dr. Reza Dana (photo right), who is a widely cited, prize-winning cornea expert and ocular immunologist. He holds the Claes Dohlman Chair in […]
December 7, 2016

Immunologist from Erlangen shares his expertise on the soluble CD83 molecule

Visiting Professor Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Steinkasserer (photo center right) came to Cologne on the 17th of November, 2016 and met with several projects of Cologne-based DFG research unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and cellular immunity in inflammatory diseases of the eye”. Professor Steinkasserer is the Head of the Immune […]
November 17, 2016

New research inspirations from Scotland

Professor David Hume came to Cologne to visit the research unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye” on October 24th, 2016. Professor Hume is the director of the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Professor of Mammalian Functional Genomics there as […]