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 […]
October 27, 2016

Thank you, Professor Cursiefen!

In the framework of DOG 2016, the annual conference of the German Ophthalmological Society, Prof. Dr. med. Claus Cursiefen, FEBO, the director of the Eye Clinic of the University Hospital of Cologne and the Speaker of the DFG research unit FOR 2240, received a mentoring award from the Young Investigator’s […]
October 27, 2016

Four sciences prizes for five Cologne eye researchers

At the awards sessions of DOG 2016 in Berlin (29.09-2.10.2016), four different science prizes were awarded to research ophthalmologists from the Department of Ophthalmology in the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne. DOG 2016 is the annual conference of the German Ophthalmological Society. All five prize-winning research ophthalmologists are […]
August 31, 2016

Cologne Competence Center for Ocular GvHD sparks meeting with Clinician-Scientist from Berlin

The visit of PD Dr. med. Olaf Penack from Berlin was the occasion for a gathering of an expert team from the Competence Center for Ocular Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD) at the University Hospital of Cologne. The center’s accomplishments motivated Dr. Penack to contact the University Eye Hospital of Cologne, leading […]
August 31, 2016

Lymphangiogenesis and GvHD: hematology meets ophthalmology

The DFG research unit FOR 2240 at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne hosted hematologist PD Dr. Olaf Penack from Berlin on the 18th of August, 2016. He met with the Speaker of FOR 2240 (Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen) and the Principle Investigators of central project 1 (PD Dr. […]
July 21, 2016

Retreat 2016: Eye researchers meet at Kloster Steinfeld

Twenty-six members of the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 met from 8-9 July, 2016 in the Salvatorian Monastery of Steinfeld (Kloster Steinfeld). It was a chance for a rich exchange of ideas and opinions concerning work in progress and strategic planning for the future. The scientists also enjoyed renewing their […]