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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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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  • Low-dose 2-Deoxy Glucose Stabilises Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells and Generates Potent in vivo Immunosuppressive Effects

    Christofi, M., Le Sommer, S., Moelzer, C., Klaska, I. P., Kuffova, L., Forrester, J. V.

    Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Treatment with FoxP3+ Antigen-Experienced T Regulatory Cells Arrests Progressive Retinal Damage in a Spontaneous Model of Uveitis

    Liu, Y., Moelzer, C., Makinen, K., Kamoi, K., Corbett, C. L., Klaska, I., Reid, D., Wilson, H. M., Kuffova, L., Cornall, R. J., Forrester, J. V.

    Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 11, pp. 1-17

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Activation of dendritic cells by crosslinked collagen hydrogels (artificial corneas) varies with their composition

    Moelzer, C., Shankar, S. P., Griffith, M., Islam, M. M., Forrester, J., Kuffova, L.

    Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 1528-1543

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • TGF‐β1‐activated type 2 dendritic cells promote wound healing and induce fibroblasts to express tenascin c following corneal full‐thickness hydrogel transplantation

    Moelzer, C., Shankar, S. P., Masalski, V., Griffith, M., Kuffova, L., Forrester, J. V.

    Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 1507-1517

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Retinoic acid‐induced autoantigen‐specific type 1 regulatory T cells suppress autoimmunity

    Raverdeau, M., Christofi, M., Malara, A., Wilk, M. M., Misiak, A., Kuffova, L., Yu, T., McGinley, A., Quinn, S. M., Massilamany, C., Reddy, J., Forrester, J. V., Mills, K. H. G.

    EMBO reports, vol. 20, no. 3, e47121

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy Data on drusen-like deposits in the retinal degeneration sTg-IRBP: HEL mouse model

    Liu, Y., Moelzer, C., Milne, G. C., Kuffova, L., Forrester, J. V. V.

    Data in brief, vol. 22, pp. 140-144

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Polarized retinal pigment epithelium generates electrical signals that diminish with age and regulate retinal pathology

    Cao, L., Liu, J., Pu, J., Milne, G., Chen, M., Xu, H., Shipley, A., Forrester, J. V., McCaig, C. D., Lois, N.

    Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 5552-5564

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The atypical chemokine receptor-2 does not alter corneal graft survival but regulates early stage of corneal graft induced lymphangiogenesis

    Yu, T., Forrester, J. V., Graham, G. J., Kuffova, L.

    Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 256, no. 10, pp. 1875-1882

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Partial retinal photoreceptor loss in a transgenic mouse model associated with reduced levels of interphotoreceptor retinol binding protein (IRBP, RBP3)

    Liu, Y., Corbett, C., Klaska, I. P., Makinen, K., Nickerson, J. M., Cornall, R. J., Kuffova, L., Forrester, J. V.

    Experimental Eye Research, vol. 172, pp. 54-65

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for retro-corneal membrane - A clinical challenge in full-thickness transplantation of biosynthetic corneal equivalents

    Rajendran, V., Netuková, M., Griffith, M., Forrester, J. V., Kuffova, L.

    Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 64, pp. 346-356

    Contributions 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 glycyrrhizin

    Santoro, M., Maetzler, W., Stathakos, P., Martin, H. L., Hobert, M. A., Rattray, T. W., Gasser, T., Forrester, J. V., Berg, D., Tracey, K. J., Riedel, G., Teismann, P.

    Neurobiology of Disease, vol. 91, pp. 59-68

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The critical points in induction of experimental autoimmune uveitis

    Klimova, A., Seidler Stangova, P., Svozilkova, P., Forrester, J., Klaska, I., Heissigerova, J.

    Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University PalackÝ, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, vol. 160, no. 1, pp. 140-142

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Apoptosis is Influenced by a Combination of Macrophages and Soluble Mediators Present in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Devarajan, G., Niven, J., Forrester, J. V., Crane, I. J.

    Current Eye Research, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 1235-1244

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A key role for PTP1B in dendritic cell maturation, migration and T cell activation

    Martin-Granados, C., Prescott, A. R., Le Sommer, S., Klaska, I., Yu, T., Muckersie, E., Giuraniuc, V. C., Grant, L., Delibegovic, M., Forrester, J. V.

    Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 517-528

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Murine pattern recognition receptor dectin-1 is essential in the development of experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis

    Stoppelkamp, S., Reid, D. M., Yeoh, J., Taylor, J., McKenzie, E. J., Brown, G. D., Gordon, S., Forrester, J. V., Wong, S. Y. C.

    Molecular Immunology, vol. 67, no. 2 B, pp. 398-406

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Fundus Autofluorescence in Posterior Uveitis

    Kuffova, L., Forrester, J. V., Lois, N.

    Fundus Autofluorescence. Lois, N., Forrester, J. V. (eds.). 2 edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 262-272, 11 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Treatment of diffuse subretinal fibrosis uveitis with rituximab

    Spiteri Cornish, K., Kuffova, L., Forrester, J.

    British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 99, no. 2, pp. 153-154

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Local targeting of the CD200-CD200R axis does not promote corneal graft survival

    Nicholls, S. M., Copland, D. A., Vitova, A., Kuffova, L., Forrester, J. V., Dick, A. D.

    Experimental Eye Research, vol. 130, pp. 1-8

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Behavioural characterization of the sub-acute and acute MPTP mouse model of Parkinson’s disease

    Santoro, M., Melis, V., Moreau, P., Forrester, J., Riedel, G., Teismann, P.

    BNA 2015 Festival of Neuroscience

    Contributions to Conferences: Posters

  • Cathelicidin LL-37 and HSV-1 Corneal Infection: Peptide Versus Gene Therapy

    Lee, C., Buznyk, O., Kuffova, L., Rajendran, V., Forrester, J. V., Phopase, J., Islam, M. M., Skog, M., Ahlqvist, J., Griffith, M.

    Translational vision science & technology, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 4

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Soluble antigen traffics rapidly and selectively from the corneal surface to the eye draining lymph node and activates T cells when codelivered with CpG oligonucleotides

    Dang, Z., Kuffova, L., Liu, L., Forrester, J. V.

    Journal of Leukocyte Biology, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 431-440

    Contributions 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 Mechanism

    Grant, L., Shearer, K. D., Czopek, A., Lees, E. K., Owen, C., Agouni, A., Workman, J., Martin-Granados, C., Forrester, J. V., Wilson, H. M., Mody, N., Delibegovic, M.

    Diabetes, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 456-470

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Behavioural characterization of the sub-acute MPTP mouse model of Parkinson’s disease

    Santoro, M., Melis, V., Moreau, P., Forrester, J., Riedel, G., Teismann, P.

    Scottish Neuroscience Group meeting 2014

    Contributions to Conferences: Posters

  • Crosslinked collagen hydrogels as corneal implants: effects of sterically bulky vs. non-bulky carbodiimides as crosslinkers

    Ahn, J., Kuffova, L., Merrett, K., Mitra, D., Forrester, J., Li, F., Griffith, M.

    Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 7796–7805

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The high-risk corneal regraft model: a justification for tissue matching in humans

    Vitova, A., Kuffova, L., Klaska, I. P., Holan, V., Cornall, R. J., Forrester, J. V.

    Transplant International, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 453-461

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Uveitis in mouse and man

    Forrester, J., Klaska, I., Yu, T., Kuffova, L.

    International Reviews of Immunology, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 76-96

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Tumor necrosis factor polymorphisms associated with tumor necrosis factor production influence the risk of idiopathic intermediate uveitis

    Atan, D., Heissigerova, J., Kuffova, L., Hogan, A., Kilmartin, D. J., Forrester, J. V., Bidwell, J. L., Dick, A. D., Churchill, A. J.

    Molecular vision, vol. 19, pp. 184-195

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • MHCII ablation attenuates reactive gliosis and alters cytokine responses in the MPTP-model of Parkinson’s disease

    Teismann, P., Martin, H. L., Walker, C., Sathe, K., Mustafa, S., Mounsey, R. B., Forrester, J.

    AD/PD Conference

    Contributions to Conferences: Posters

  • Sympathetic Ophthalmia

    Forrester, J. V., Kuffova, L.

    Complications of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery. Wong, D., Lois, N. (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Biosynthetic Alternatives to Human Donor Tissue

    Griffith, M., Kuffova, L., Forrester, J. V., Lagali, N., Fagerholm, P., Gantxegui, N. G., Fuchsluger, T. A.

    Copeland and Afshari's Principles and Practice of Cornea. Copeland, R. A., Afshari, N. (eds.). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, pp. chapter 66

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Intravenous ‘pulse’ Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Inflammatory Cystoid Macular Oedema

    Kiew, S., Forrester, J. V., Chee, S., Kuffova, L.

    British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 96, no. 12, pp. 1531-1533

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • CD11b(+) Bone Marrow-Derived Monocytes Are the Major Leukocyte Subset Responsible for Retinal Capillary Leukostasis in Experimental Diabetes in Mouse and Express High Levels of CCR5 in the Circulation

    Serra, A. M., Waddell, J., Manivannan, A., Xu, H., Cotter, M., Forrester, J. V.

    American Journal of Pathology, vol. 181, no. 2, pp. 719-727

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • 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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