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 Network. This network is an association of young investigators from Germany, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The prize for “Inflammation of the Ocular Surface” went to Prof. Cursiefen in recognition of his efforts to support up-and-coming young ophthalmologists striving to do research.
Pictured from left to right are Private Docent Dr. Philipp Steven, the Head of the Ocular Surface Group and Clinical Studies at the Eye Hospital of the University Hospital of Cologne, as well as the Principle Investigator of Central Project 1 “Cologne Experimental Eye Imaging Center” of FOR 2240, Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen (award recipient), and Dr. Johannes Schwartzkopff, who is the chair of the Young Investigator’s Network.