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Prof. Heymut Omran, winner of the Care-for-Rare Science Award 2016

Prof. Heymut Omran, director at the Munster University Hospital, is dedicated to the investigation of rare pulmonary diseases in children. His award-winning project is about a congenital disease, primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). PCD patients have been suffering from recurrent infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract since their birth. As the disease progresses, it leads to respiratory failure; other types of PCD which Omran’s research team already identified, can also lead to cardiac failure, male infertility and others. The overall aim is to accelerate diagnosis and thus to improve clinical care – finally through the development of adequate therapies. Crucial ingredients into the combined efforts of Omran’s team around PCD are international clinical trials, networking between clinical and research centers and awareness raising.

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