SCHAFFRATH, Kim Katharina

SCHAFFRATH, Kim Katharina


2016 – present         Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen


Academic Qualification and Education

2008 – 2015         Medical studies, RWTH Aachen University
2015  State Examination Human Medicine, RWTH Aachen University
2019    Doctor of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University


Teaching Experience

2010 – 2013     Student assistant, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University
2016 – present            Seminar for students on applied ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University


Honors, Awards, Scholarships and Other Appointments (Selection)


Best abstracts award (travelling scholarship) at the Retinologische Gesellschaft (RG) annual meeting

Title: “Pharmacological and electrical modulation of the spontaneous activity in degenerative retinas of rd10 mice“


Best posters award at the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG) annual meeting

Title: “Biocompatibility of epiretinal prostheses extended by an integrated circuit (IC) based optical capturing via photodiodes (OPTO-EPIRET)“

2017 – 2018              Fellowship in mentoring program „TANDEMpeerMED“ (Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University)


Research Topics

Artificial Vision, Retinal Degeneration, Biomaterials, Epiretinal Prostheses


Key Publications

Lohmann, TK, Haiss F, Schaffrath K et al “The Very Large Electrode Array for Retinal Stimulation (VLARS) – A concept study" 2019 J. Neural Eng.