Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. Alexa Klettner

Quincke Forschungszentrum, Rosalind-Franklin-Str. 9
Phone: +49 431 500-24283
AlexaKarina.Klettner@uksh.de

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Information about Prof. Dr. Alexa Klettner

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Prof. Dr. Alexa Klettner received a PhD in biology, habilitated in experimental ophthalmology and is a professor of experimental retinology at Kiel University since 2013. She also is adjunct professor of experimental ophthalmology at Kasr-Al-Aini University, Cairo, Egypt since 2017.

Research questions

Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly population of the Western world. Alexa Klettner's research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis and developing new therapies for this disease. Of particular interest is:

  • the involvement of the retinal pigment epithelium in the inflammatory process in the retina
  • the regulation of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
  • the long-term effects of anti-VEGF therapy
  • the development of new therapeutic options from marine resources, especially fucoidans
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