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Jan Kremers

Dr. Jan Kremers is Professor for experimental Ophthalmology and Head of research group Retinal Physiology of Glaucoma at the Deptartment of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.

Short CV

1989 - 1992Post Doctoral fellow; Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
1992 - 1999Scientific employee; head of the retinal physiology lab; University of Tübingen Eye Hospital
1999 - 2003Heisenberg fellow; German Research Council, Bonn, Germany
2003 - 2005Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland and Strasbourg; France
since 2005Professor for experimental Ophthalmology; Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg,

Scientifc Interest

The visual processing in the healthy and diseased retina and the consequences for visual perception. It is the aim to understand the changes in the visual processing when a retinal disorder is present so that better treatments can be developed and the effects of treatments can be monitored


  • ARVO
  • International Color Vision Society
  • International Society of Clinical Electrophysiology in Vision
Dr. Jan Kremers
Dr. Jan Kremers

Research Group

Retinal Physiology of Glaucoma

Deptartment of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Erlangen


Deptartment of Ophthalmology
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Schwabachanlage 6
D-91054 Erlangen


Phone: +49 9131 8544595
Fax: +49 9131 8534415

Website Experimental Ophthalmology

Key Publications

  • J. Kremers (2005): The Primate Visual System;
    A comparative approach. John Wiley and Sons.
  • H.P.N. Scholl, J. Kremers, D. Besch, E. Zrenner and H. Jaegle (2006):
    Progressive cone dystrophy with deutan genotype and phenotype. Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 244: 183-191.
  • B.E. Kilavik and J. Kremers (2006):
    Interactions between rod and L-cone signals in deuteranopes: gains and phases. Visual Neuroscience, 23: 201-207. I.F.: 2.137
  • J. Kremers and U. Rimmele (2007):
    The spatial extent of lateral interactions in flicker perception. Vision Research, 47: 16-21.
  • V. Kozyrev, L.C.L. Silveira, and J. Kremers (2007):
    Linking lateral interactions in flicker perception to LGN cell responses. J. Physiol, 581: 1083-1100.
  • L.D. Loopuijt, M. da Silva Filho, B. Hirt, R. Vonthein, and J. Kremers (2007):
    Dendritic thickness: a morphometric parameter to classify mouse retinal ganglion cells. Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res., 40: 1367-1382.
  • B.E. Kilavik, L.C.L. Silveira and J. Kremers (2007):
    Spatial receptive field properties of lateral geniculate cells in the owl monkey (Aotus azarae) at different contrasts: a comparative study. Eur. J. Neurosc., 26: 992-1006.
  • J. Kremers, A. Doelemeyer, E.A. Polska, F. Moret, C. Lambert, and G.N. Lambrou (2008):
    Multifocal electroretinographical changes in monkeys with experimental ocular hypertension: a longitudinal study. Doc. Ophthalmol., Accepted.
  • N. Wakili, F.K. Horn, A.G. Jünemann, N.X. Nguyen, C.Y. Mardin, M.Korth and J. Kremers (2008):
    The Photopic Negative Response of the Blue-on-Yellow Flash-Electroretinogram in Glaucomas and Normal Subjects. Doc. Ophthalmol., Accepted.
  • I.J. Murray, J. Kremers, N.R.A. Parry (2008):
    L- and M-cone isolating ERGs: LED vs CRT stimulation. Visual Neuroscience, Accepted

Research Groups