Basic research in ophthalmology in Germany and its international context

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Schlötzer-Schrehardt U, Cursiefen C
Zeitschrift: Ophthalmologe
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
ISSN: 0941-293X


Experimental basic research provides the foundations for the elucidation of pathophysiological mechanisms of diseases and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for ophthalmological diseases. The objective of this contribution is to provide an overview of the international interconnection of basic research in ophthalmology in Germany.The international context of ophthalmological research conducted in Germany is presented by means of personal experiences and data published by the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Union (EU). Due to the lack of organized databases this article lays no claim to completeness.Basic research in ophthalmology in Germany is mainly conducted in university eye departments and is mainly related to the etiology, pathophysiology and therapy development for various ophthalmic diseases. It is primarily funded by the DFG, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the EU plays an increasingly important role. Thus, ophthalmological research is integrated into numerous European research networks and beyond that into many international interconnections and relationships.In Germany, both clinical and basic research in ophthalmology is integrated into many international networks and is only functionally viable in an international context; however, given the increasing impact of ophthalmological research in Asian countries, future strategies require a continued focus on career development, research infrastructure, working environment and international cooperation.

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Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Ursula apl. Prof. Dr.
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Schlötzer-Schrehardt, U., & Cursiefen, C. (2017). Basic research in ophthalmology in Germany and its international context. Ophthalmologe.

Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Ursula, and C. Cursiefen. "Basic research in ophthalmology in Germany and its international context." Ophthalmologe (2017).


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