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Immanuel Philipp Seitz

Surname: Seitz
First name(s): Immanuel Philipp
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,

phone: +49 (0)7071 29-83743
E-mail: immanuel.seitz[at]

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
Since 2012 Staatsexamen University of Tübingen Medicine

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
Since 2014 Fischer Lab, Centre for Ophthalmology Tübingen, Germany Doctoral student Retinal gene therapy
Since 2013 Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University Oxford, UK Honorary research assistant Retinal gene therapy

Additional information

Academic Awards

Date Description
2013 Travel grant ProRetina e.V.

Invited Presentations / Talks

Date Description
May 2016 ARVO: “rAAV8 biodistribution and shedding after subretinal injection in non-human primates”
February 2016 BWAV: “Ex vivo gene therapy of keratinocyte cultures derived from patients with XLRP-3
June 2015 Young Researcher Vision Camp: “Multimodal assessment of choroideremia patients defines pre-treatment characteristics.“


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

Past and Current Funding

Date Description
Since 2015 Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft), academic scholarship
Since 2015 IZKF Promotionskolleg, University of Tübingen, Medical Faculty, graduate scholarship
Since 2014 Tistou and Charlotte Kerstan Stiftung

Selected Publications

  1. Seitz IP, Zhour A, Kohl S, Llavona P, Peter T, Wilhelm B, Zrenner E, Ueffing M, Bartz-Schmidt KU, Fischer MD: Multimodal assessment of choroideremia patients defines pre-treatment characteristics. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2015.
  2. Fischer MD, Schatz A, Seitz IP, Schommer K, Bartz-Schmidt KU, Gekeler F, Willmann G: Reversible increase of central choroidal thickness during high-altitude exposure. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2015.