Justus-Liebig University Giessen
Birgit Lorenz was graduated from the University of Munich, Germany where she also specialized in Ophthalmology and Genetics and received her MD and PhD. She is currently a Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Genetics, Director and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany. She was the President of several scientific societies and is currently a President of the ISGEDR and elected Member of the AOI and EAO. She has lectured worldwide, published over 300 original papers (h-index 43), edited several books and was Reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals and grant applications. Her main research interests are inherited retinal disorders including gene therapy, development of new readout parameters and ROP.