The DZL scientist Prof. Thomas Bahmer from Kiel received this year’s Clinical Research Award of the German Respiratory Society (DGP). The pneumological society honors his work on the topic “Physical activity, lung function, breathable air, blood plasma: asthma phenotyping beyond blood eosinophilia”. Thomas Bahmer has published articles on this topic during the last two years in the journals Respiratory Research, European Respiratory Journal, European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Journal of Asthma and Allergy*. Together with Prof. Klaus F. Rabe (LungenClinic Grosshansdorf) he leads the adult arm of the DZL asthma cohort ALLIANCE.
Further DGP Research Awards went to Dr. Jan Kristoff Hennigs of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (DGP prize for best basic research 2021) and DZL scientist Dr. Karla Rubio of the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (DGP prize for best basic research 2020).
All prizes are endowed with 10.000 euros. They were awarded yesterday during the virtual DGP Congress 2021.
*Holz O, Waschki B, Watz H, Kirsten A, Abdo M, Pedersen F, Weckmann M, Fuchs O, Dittrich A-M, Hansen G, Kopp MV, von Mutius E, Rabe KF, Hohlfeld JM, Bahmer T (2021) Breath volatile organic compounds and inflammatory markers in adult asthma patients: negative results from the ALLIANCE cohort. Eur Respir J 57: 2002127 (ARCN, BREATH, CPC-M) – Link to the article
Abdo M, Waschki B, Kirsten A-M, Trinkmann F, Biller H, Herzmann C, von Mutius E, Kopp M, Hansen G, Rabe KF, Bahmer T, Watz H (2021) Persistent Uncontrolled Asthma: Long-Term Impact on Physical Activity and Body Composition. J Asthma Allergy 14: 229-240 (ARCN, BREATH, CPC-M, TLRC) – Link to the article
Bahmer T, Krauss‐Etschmann S, Buschmann D, Behrends J, Watz H, Kirsten AM, Pedersen F, Waschki B, Fuchs O, Pfaffl MW, Mutius E, Rabe KF, Hansen G, Kopp MV, König IR, Bartel S (2020) RNA‐seq–based profiling of extracellular vesicles in plasma reveals a potential role of miR‐122‐5p in asthma. Allergy 76: 366-371 (ARCN, BREATH, CPC-M) – Link to the article
Abdo M, Watz H, Veith V, Kirsten A-M, Biller H, Pedersen F, von Mutius E, Kopp MV, Hansen G, Waschki B, Rabe KF, Trinkmann F, Bahmer T (2020) Small airway dysfunction as predictor and marker for clinical response to biological therapy in severe eosinophilic asthma: a longitudinal observational study. Respir Res 21: 278 (ARCN, BREATH, CPC-M, TLRC) – Link to the article
Original publication: https://www.arcn.de/en/news/dgp-research-award-for-thomas-bahmer/