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Verena Häfner

Junior researcher Verena Häfner receives Research Grant from ESID (European Society for Immunodeficiencies)

News 2021-493 EN

98.000 Euro for research on a genetic immunodeficiency causing chronic lung infections.

DZL Academy Fellow Verena Häfner, PhD student at the DZL site Munich (CPC-M), successfully applied for a postdoc fellowship to investigate the Hyper IgE Syndrome (STAT3-HIES). STAT3-HIES is an inborn error of immunity. STAT3-HIES patients’ quality of life is especially affected by chronic lung disease. With her project "Understanding lung disease in STAT3-hyper IgE syndrome", she wants to investigate the lung pathophysiology in this disease. And, if possible, answer the subsequent question: What is the best treatment for chronic lung disease in STAT3-HIES?

The funding amount of around 100,000 euros includes a two-year fellowship for Verena Häfner, as well as funding for materials and travel expenses.


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The European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID) is a scientific society of physicians and scientists who are involved in research and take care of patients with immunodeficiencies. ESID’s main goal is to improve the awareness, diagnosis, treatment and understanding of underlying pathomechanisms. In 2021, ESID provide funding for two fellowships for PhD students or postdoctoral fellows specifically dedicated to research on primary immunodeficiencies (PID).

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