Professor John Forrester

Professor John Forrester
MD FRCSE FRCSG FRCOphth

Emeritus Professor

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Professor John Forrester
Professor John Forrester

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The University of Aberdeen Room 4.24 Institute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD
Tel:  01224 437507

Biography

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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  • Regenerative approaches as alternatives to donor allografting for restoration of corneal function

    Griffith, M., Polisetti, N., Kuffova, L., Gallar, J., Forrester, J. V., Vemuganti, G. K., Fluchsluger, T. A.

    The Ocular Surface, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 170-183

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A Randomized Trial of Tacrolimus versus Tacrolimus and Prednisone for the Maintenance of Disease Remission in Noninfectious Uveitis

    Lee, R. W. J., Greenwood, R., Taylor, H., Amer, R., Biester, S., Heissigerova, J., Forrester, J. V., Dick, A. D.

    Ophthalmology, vol. 119, no. 6, pp. 1223-1230

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Persistent inflammation subverts thrombospondin-1-induced regulation of retinal angiogenesis and is driven by CCR2 ligation

    Chen, M., Copland, D. A., Zhao, J., Liu, J., Forrester, J. V., Dick, A. D., Xu, H.

    American Journal of Pathology, vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 235-245

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • TLR9 ligand CpG-ODN applied to the injured mouse cornea elicits retinal inflammation

    Chinnery, H. R., McLenachan, S., Binz, N., Sun, Y., Forrester, J. V., Degli-Esposti, M. A., Pearlman, E., McMenamin, P. G.

    American Journal of Pathology, vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 209-220

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • MHCII and the innate immune system: what is their role in Parkinson's disease?

    Teismann, P., Martin, H., Sathe, K., Mustafa, S., Forrester, J.

    Society for Neuroscience

    Contributions to Conferences: Posters

  • DC electric stimulation upregulates angiogenic factors in endothelial cells through activation of VEGF receptors

    Bai, H., Forrester, J. V., Zhao, M.

    Cytokine, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 110-115

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • T cell responses in experimental viral retinitis: mechanisms, peculiarities and implications for gene therapy with viral vectors

    Zinkernagel, M. S., McMenamin, P. G., Forrester, J. V., Degli-Esposti, M. A.

    Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 275-284

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Punctate inner choroidopathy and multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis share haplotypic associations with IL10 and TNF loci

    Atan, D., Fraser-Bell, S., Plskova, J., Kuffova, L., Hogan, A., Tufail, A., Kilmartin, D. J., Forrester, J. V., Bidwell, J. L., Dick, A. D., Churchill, A. J.

    Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 3573-3581

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Cataract surgery induces retinal pro-inflammatory gene expression and protein secretion

    Xu, H., Chen, M., Forrester, J. V., Lois, N.

    Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 249-255

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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