Jost JONAS (Germany)

Prof Jonas is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg in Germany. Prof. Jonas has research interests in the intravitreal application of medication as treatment of intraocular edematous, proliferative and neovascular diseases; the intravitreal cell-based drug therapy; the homologous intravitreal bone-marrow transplantation; the femtosecond laser assisted surgery of the cornea; the contact lens associated ophthalmodynamometry for measurement of the retinal arterial and venous blood pressure; the morphologic diagnosis of optic nerve diseases including the glaucomas; population-based studies (Beijing Eye Study; Central India Eye and Medical Study); and in Nanomedicine.

Prof. Jonas is on the Editorial Board of several European ophthalmic journals. For his research, he became member of the German Academy of Science Leopoldina and the Glaucoma Society of the International Congress of Ophthalmology. He has received the Glaucoma Award of the German Ophthalmologic Society, the Junior and Senior Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the International Gold Awards of the Chinese Ophthalmologic Society. He is Fellow of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology ARVO.