Prof. Pedram Hamrah from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, USA visited the University Clinic of Cologne in May 2019. He had meetings with the FOR2240 scientists Dr. Notara, Dr. Clahsen, Dr. Hos and Dr. Bock and they discussed topics including “the role of limbal stem cells in corneal neovascularisation”and “Tyrosinase is a novel endogenous inhibitor of lymphangiogenesis”.
On 16th of July, during the meeting of the European Vision Institute – SPECIAL INTEREST FOCUS GROUP which was hosted by the University Hospital of Cologne, Prof. Hamrah held a lecture followed by a discussion on the topic: Corneal nerve imaging and quantification in pain, dry eye and inflammation and their pathophysiologic relevance.
Prof. Pedram Hamrah is Professor of Ophthalmology and a scientist of Cell Molecular & Developmental Biology, Immunology and Neuroscience. His research interests include dendritic cells found in the eye, with special emphasis on their role in corneal transplantation, neurotrophic keratitis, and herpetic keratitis.