Professor John Forrester
MD FRCSE FRCSG FRCOphth
Professor Forrester received his MD, ChB from Glasgow University, Scotland in 1970. In 1980 he received his MD also from the University of Glasgow. Between 1979-1984 he was Consultant Ophthalmologist/Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at Glasgow University. In 1984 he was appointed to his current post, Cockburn Professor of Ophthalmology University of Aberdeen/Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, NHS Grampian.
He has over the years received 16 awards and Visiting Professorships including the London Hospital Prize for Original Research in Ophthalmology in 1977, the Duke Elder Medal and the Ida Mann Medal in 1991. He received the Spinoza Professorship in Amsterdam in 1998 and the Kimura Lectureship as Visiting Professor (UCSF) University of California, San Francisco in 2004.
His main areas of research are Diabetic Retinopathy, Angiogenesis, Endothelial Cell Function, Ocular Immunology, Uveitis, Autoimmune Disease, Imaging in Ophthalmology, Wound Healing and Corneal Transplantation and has published over 260 papers.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Physicians of Edinburgh, Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
He was Chairman of the RCOphth Medical Ophthalmology Training Sub-Committee and the RCOphth Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines Committee and a member of the MRC Advisory Board. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology 1992-2000. He is currently an Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthalmology and Current Eye Research.
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The atypical chemokine receptor-2 does not alter corneal graft survival but regulates early stage of corneal graft induced lymphangiogenesisGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 256, no. 10, pp. 1875-1882Contributions to Journals: Articles
Partial retinal photoreceptor loss in a transgenic mouse model associated with reduced levels of interphotoreceptor retinol binding protein (IRBP, RBP3)Experimental Eye Research, vol. 172, pp. 54-65Contributions to Journals: Articles
Autoimmunity, Autoinflammation, and Infection in UveitisAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 189, pp. 77-85Contributions to Journals: Articles
Endogenous bioelectric currents promote differentiation of the mammalian lensJournal of Cellular Physiology, vol. 233, no. 3, pp. 2202-2212Contributions to Journals: Articles
Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for retro-corneal membrane - A clinical challenge in full-thickness transplantation of biosynthetic corneal equivalentsActa Biomaterialia, vol. 64, pp. 346-356Contributions to Journals: Articles
In-vivo evidence that high mobility group box 1 exerts deleterious effects in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine model and Parkinson's disease which can be attenuated by glycyrrhizinNeurobiology of Disease, vol. 91, pp. 59-68Contributions to Journals: Articles
High-Risk Corneal Graft Rejection in the Setting of Previous Corneal Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-1 InfectionInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 1578-1587Contributions to Journals: Articles
High-risk corneal allografts: A therapeutic challengeWorld Journal of Transplantation, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 10-27Contributions to Journals: Articles
Evidence for a role of adaptive immune response in the disease pathogenesis of the MPTP mouse model of Parkinson’s diseaseGlia, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 386-395Contributions to Journals: Articles
The critical points in induction of experimental autoimmune uveitisBiomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University PalackÝ, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, vol. 160, no. 1, pp. 140-142Contributions to Journals: Articles