Amira’s story

For children with severe bowel diseases

Amira holds a PhD in molecular biology and has won several science awards in Algeria. Her research focuses on severe early infantile bowel diseases (VEO-IBD). Her goal is to explore the genetic causes of these diseases. Care-for-Rare has given her the opportunity to develop her research in Munich and work with other researchers and physicians to find solutions.

“My biggest motivation is the patients. During my PhD, I met many young patients suffering from VEO-IBD. These children are so brave, they love life, and they desperately need the right diagnosis and treatment. These encounters have given me energy to pursue my research in this field. Every scientist should be in contact with the patients whose disease they are researching.”

Amira was funded as a Care-for-Rare Foundation fellow from 2018 to 2019.