NEOCYST Partner from Heidelberg, Cologne, Mainz and Münster are part of the newly established international research consortium TheRaCil : Therapies for Renal Ciliopathies | TheRaCil | Project | Fact sheet | HORIZON | CORDIS | European Commission (europa.eu).
NEOCYST expert Dr. Metin Cetiner is providing insightful information about living with Bardet-Biedl-Syndrome. Dr. Carsten Bergmann is explaining the genetic background of the disease (videos available in german language only).
The jury has come to a decision: Prof. Franz Schaefer won the prestigous Black Pearl Award 2022 in the category “science and research”. The European Rare Disease Patient Organisation (EURORDIS) honours Prof. Schaefers outstanding commitment to rare disease research as well as his innovative work in the field of rare kidney diseases. Especially his role in setting up the European Reference Network for Rare Diseases (ERKNet) and his contributions to the EU Rare Diseases Funding Programme (EJP-RD) were praised.
NEOCYST would like to thank Franz for his exceptional commitment and we congratulate him wholeheartedly!
Dr. Jens König and Mareike Dahmer-Heath from the NEOCYST Team Münster have been granted the prestigious Peter-Foundation research award 2021.
The aim of the Peter-Foundation is to fund inventive research in the field of pediatric nephrology. In a competitive process, involving numerous top-quality research proposals Dr. Jens König and Mareike Dahmer-Heath have been announced the award winners for 2021. The price is worth €10.000 and will motivate the two young scientists to focus on the implementation of innovative, non-invasive biomarkers as disease progression prediction tools in the setting of rare childhood ciliopathies.
Huge congratulations to Jens and Mareike from the entire NEOCYST Consortium!
An interesting series about the challenges surrounding rare diseases has been published in the +3 magazine.
Every great team needs a mascot and we found the perfect one.
Please join us in welcoming Paul to the team!
Paul is a young male koala who was badly affected by the horrific Australian fires in 2019/2020. He was found curled up on the burnt ground severely dehydrated. His hands and feet suffered burns that usually occur when the koala climbs down the burning trunk of the tree. He was taken to the Koala Hospital where he is now being treated with the aim to release him back to his home range.
Good luck for your recovery Paul!