Prof. Zrenner is Chair-Professor for Ophthalmology at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research of the Centre for Ophthalmology at the University of Tuebingen. His research interests include: retinal physiology and pathophysiology, retinal degeneration, ophthalmogenetics, neuro-ophthalmology, retina implants, electrophysiology and other methods of non-invasive function testing. Since 1989 he is in charge of a special clinic for hereditary retinal diseases. He also is Coordinating Principal Investigator of a multicenter study that develops subretinal active microphotodiode arrays (MPDAs) to replace degenerated photoreceptors. He has contributed to 10 patent families. He is coordinator in 3 major EU-Projects.
He studied electronic engineering as well as medicine at the Technical University Munich, where he obtained his MD degree in 1972. Subsequently he worked within the Max Planck-Society for 16 years and received a Fogarty fellowship at the National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD (1977 and 1978), studying temporal, spatial and chromatic characteristics of retinal ganglion cells via extracellular recordings in monkey retina. After acquiring a PD degree he received an Associate Professorship at the University Eye Hospital in Munich. He became full professor and Medical Director of the University Eye Hospital in Tuebingen in 1989, now Centre for Ophthalmology. Presently he also serves as Head of Pathophysiology of Vision at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research and Chairman of the Tuebingen Centre for Neurosensory Systems. He has received numerous grants and awards and has published approximately 400 peer reviewed papers (see home page)
CV of Eberhart Zrenner [pdf]