Frank G. Holz is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Bonn, Germany. His main research interests include pathogenesis, biomarkers and new therapies for macular and retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases and macular telangiectasia. His major clinical interest is medical and surgical retina. He has a keen interest in innovative retinal imaging technologies and image analysis strategies. He was a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), trained at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine, and passed a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, with Prof. Alan C. Bird.
Professor Holz was a cofounder of the Priority Program AMD of the German Research Council (DFG) and founded the GRADE Reading Center Bonn to perform digital image analysis in multicentre clinical natural history and interventional trials. He is a Board Member of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG) and EURETINA; Member of the Club Jules Gonin, the European Academy of Ophthalmology (EAO), the Macula Society and the Gass Club; Editor-in-Chief of Der Ophthalmologe, and serves as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. He has received numerous awards including the Pro Retina Macular Degeneration Research Award, the Leonhard-Klein Award for Ocular Surgery, the Alcon Research Institute (ARI) Award, the Senior Achievement Award of the AAO and the Jules Gonin Award. He has published more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is editor of several books on retinal diseases.