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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Soluble antigen traffics rapidly and selectively from the corneal surface to the eye draining lymph node and activates T cells when codelivered with CpG oligonucleotidesJournal of Leukocyte Biology, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 431-440Contributions to Journals: Articles
Myeloid-Cell Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-1B Deficiency in Mice Protects Against High-Fat Diet and Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation, Hyperinsulinemia, and Endotoxemia Through an IL-10 STAT3-Dependent MechanismDiabetes, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 456-470Contributions to Journals: Articles
Behavioural characterization of the sub-acute MPTP mouse model of Parkinson’s diseaseScottish Neuroscience Group meeting 2014Contributions to Conferences: Posters
Crosslinked collagen hydrogels as corneal implants: effects of sterically bulky vs. non-bulky carbodiimides as crosslinkersActa Biomaterialia, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 7796–7805Contributions to Journals: Articles
The high-risk corneal regraft model: a justification for tissue matching in humansTransplant International, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 453-461Contributions to Journals: Articles
Uveitis in mouse and manInternational Reviews of Immunology, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 76-96Contributions to Journals: Articles
Tumor necrosis factor polymorphisms associated with tumor necrosis factor production influence the risk of idiopathic intermediate uveitisMolecular vision, vol. 19, pp. 184-195Contributions to Journals: Articles
MHCII ablation attenuates reactive gliosis and alters cytokine responses in the MPTP-model of Parkinson’s diseaseAD/PD ConferenceContributions to Conferences: Posters
Sympathetic OphthalmiaComplications of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery. Wong, D., Lois, N. (eds.). Lippincott Williams & WilkinsChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Biosynthetic Alternatives to Human Donor TissueCopeland and Afshari's Principles and Practice of Cornea. Copeland, R. A., Afshari, N. (eds.). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, pp. chapter 66Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters