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Julia-Sophia Bellingrath

Surname: Bellingrath
First name(s): Julia-Sophia
Nationality: German
Present position and title: Doctoral Student

Business address

Institute for Ophthalmic Research
Centre for Ophthalmology,
University of Tübingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Strasse 7
D-72076 Tübingen,

E-mail: julia-sophia.bellingrath[at]

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
2015-2018 Medical Doctorate University of Tübingen Ophthalmology, retinal gene therapy
2011-2018 Medical Degree University of Witten/Herdecke Medicine
2006-2010 Bachelor of Music Cleveland Institute of Music (USA) Violin performance

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
Since 2015 Fischer Lab, Centre for Ophthalmology Tübingen, Germany Research assistant Retinal gene therapy
2015-2016 Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford University, UK Academic visitor Ophthalmology

Professional Activities and Functions

Academic Teaching and Services

Date Description
2016 and 2014 Weekly tutoring for pre-clinical students in problem-based learning seminars.

Academic Awards

Date Description
2015-2018 Academic scholarship recipient of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2015-2016 Academic cholarship recipient of the Claussen-Simon Stiftung

Invited Presentations / Talks

Date Description
May 2015 UK Eye Genetics Group Meeting (Platform presentation): “Cross sectional cohort characterization of X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa”
May 2016 ProRetina Symposium (Poster presentation): “High symmetry of visual field loss in X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa”
February 2016 BWAV Meeting (Platform presentation): “Symmetry and disease progression in X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa”


  • Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology
  • German Society of Gene Therapy

Past and Current Funding

Date Description
Since 2015 Tistou und Charlotte Kerstan Stiftung

Selected Publications

  1. Bellingrath, J.S., and Fischer, M.D. (2015). Gene therapy as a treatment concept for inherited retinal diseases. Ophthalmologe 112, 720-727.