Paediatrist from Ulm to receive Friedrich Linneweh Award
Manfred Hönig, paediatrist from Ulm University Children’s Hospital, has received the Friedrich Linneweh Award for the promotion of young scientists in the field of paedriatrics.
Hönig received the prize for his research on the development of immune cells, which he carried out in cooperation with researchers from the Ulm Institute for Clinical Transfusion Medicine and Immunogenetics (Department of Dr. Klaus Schwarz).
Better insights into development
Hönig identified defence cells that developed from genetic reversion in a patient suffering from a severe combined immune defect.
Genetic reversion refers to the accidental reversion of inherited mutations (i.e. genetic defects). “Information about the way how the defence cells develop after reversion into the normal state helps us to obtain deeper insights into the fundamental processes in the development of such immune cells,” said Hönig, summarising his findings.
The prize, which was sponsored by Nestlé Nutrition, was awarded at the 44th Workshop for Paediatric Research in Göttingen.