Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Prof. Dr. Thomas Langmann - Curriculum Vitae

Education and Professional Career

2019: Primo loco (declined) for a W3 Professorship Experimental and Clinical Retinology Westfälische Wilhelms University (WWU) Münster
2018: Associated Member of the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences (GSfBS)
2017: Chairman of the Equal Opportunity Committee at the University of Cologne
2016: Associated Member of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC)
2016: Chairman of the Doctoral Board and Graduate School for human/dental medicine at the University of Cologne
2015: Vice-speaker DFG-Research group FOR2240 “(Lymph)angiogenesis and cellular immunity in inflammatory diseases of the eye”, University of Cologne
2013: Advisory Board of the Animal Facility Network at the University of Cologne
2012: University Professor (W3) und Chair in Experimental Immunology of the Eye, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Cologne
2010 - 2012: University Professor (W2) for Retinal Degeneration at the Institute of Human Genetics (Pro Retina endowed professorship), University of Regensburg
2008 - 2013: Principal Investigator, projects 4 and 8, DFG-Research group FOR1075 (Cellular Homeostasis of Visual Function)
2006 - 2010: Privatdozent at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Regensburg
2004 - 2006: Privatdozent at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital of Regensburg
2004: Habilitation and Venia
2000 - 2004: Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine at the University Hospital of Regensburg
1999 - 2000: DFG Postdoctoral fellow at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Institutes of Medicine (Laboratory of Prof. Daniel Tenen)
1995 - 1998: Ph.D., University of Regensburg
1990 - 1995:Study of Biology (Diploma), University of Regensburg, Legendi at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Regensburg

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

since 2021: Vice Dean for critical research infrastructure
2018: Scientific Advisory Board for ProRetina Foundation
2018: Dr. Gaide AMD Award of the German Retinological Society
2017: Theodor-Axenfeld Award
2016: Chairman and expert advisor for the German Research Program for Ophthalmology (Deutsches Förderprogramm für Augenheilkunde)
2015: Nomination ZukunftErfindenNRW for Patent WO2014154537A1 “Polysialic acid and use for treatment of neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases”
2014: Visionary of the Quarter nominated by the European Vision Institute (Paris)
2012: Novartis Ophthalmics EYEnovative prize
2006: Research Scholarship of the Foundation for Pathobiochemistry and Molecular Diagnostics
2004: Ivar-Trautschold-Prize of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry
2002: Young Investigators Award – European Lipoprotein Club
2001: Young Investigators Award – European Atherosclerosis Society
1994: Oskar-Karl-Forster-Scholarship for gifted students


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