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Dr. Kai Förster receives Science Award from the Society of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care

Prof. Dr. Felderhoff-Müser, Dr. Kai Förster, Dr. Wagenseil; Source: © Thomas Hauss

The Society of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care (GNPI e.V.) awarded Dr. Kai Martin Förster the 2nd prize for scientific achievement at the 44th Annual Meeting in Rostock for his study entitled "Early identification of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia using novel biomarkers by proteomic screening "(American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2017 Oct 20).

Dr. Kai Martin Förster is a neonatologist at the Dr. v. Haunerschen Children's Hospital and a scientist in “Mechanism of Neonatal Chronic Lund Disease” working group at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Lung Biology and Disease (ILBD) & Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC). 

The ceremony took place at GNPI meeting from 7th-9thJune2018. His work identifies three proteins that are already detectable in the blood of patients during early days of life enabling the possibility of early detection of neonatal chronic lung disease in this cohort. This novel diagnostic approach opens up perspectives for individualized therapy.