Principal Investigator

Experimental Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Ulrich Schraermeyer

First nameUlrich
Present position and titleSection head, Professor

Business address

Section of Experimental Vitreoretinal Surgery
Institute of Ophthalmic Research
Centre for Ophthalmology,
University of Tübingen
Schleichstr. 12/1
D-72076 Tübingen,

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-80715
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4554
E-mail: ulrich.schraermeyer[at]

Academic Education

1996Venia legendi at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne
1994Postdoctoral lecture qualification (venia legendi)  in cell biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, RWTH Aachen (Aachen University)
Subject: The formation of melanin and ommochrome in the eyes of vertebrates and arthropods
1986-1989Conferral of a doctorate (PhD) at the University of Düsseldorf, Institute of Electron Microscopy and Biophysics
Subject: Electron microscopic investigation of the pancreata of spontaneous diabetic BB rats and of patients with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic carcinoma with particular consideration of the islets of Langerhans
1979-1986Study of biology at the University of Düsseldorf.
Degree thesis: Binding of lectins and antibodies in the developmental stages of animal and human pathogenic filariae
19791st state examination. Certification as a secondary school teacher
1976-1979Teacher training college, Neuss, Germany.
Subjects: Art and biology

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
2003 University Eye Hospital Tübingen,Germany Research fellow Experimental vitreoretinal Surgery
1995-2003 University Eye Hospital Cologne, Germany Head of Laboratory Experimental Ophthalmology
1989-1995 RWTH Aachen Assistant Scientist Zoology
1986-1989 University of Düsseldorf, Germany Research associate Electron microscopy and biophysics

Awards, Honors & Functions:


2010Co-founder of Katairo in Tübingen
2003Co-founder of CEVEC Pharmaceuticals, Cologne


2012Innovation  Award of the Biotechnology Regions in Germany
2012Science2Start, BioRegion Stern, 3rd prize

Memberships and Functions in Scientific Societies

  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • German Association of Electron Microscopy
  • European Society of Pigment Cell Research
  • Head of the Network for Electron Microscopy, Tübingen