Blogs, Stories & News

  • In it for the patient

    The ProQR family is growing fast and we spoke to the Chief Medical Officer Aniz Girach who joined ProQR in 2019. We asked him about his impression of the company after he joined, as well as the new developments he’s been working on.

    • Sepofarsen (QR-110)
    • IRD general
    • pipeline
    • Clinical trial
    • Blindness
    A photo of Aniz Girach
  • Always excited about RNA therapies

    He is one of the founders of ProQR, but even long before that Gerard Platenburg was involved in the development of RNA therapies. Even so, after decades of working on them he still gets enthusiastic when talking about RNA.

    • RNA therapies
    • innovation
    • Research
    A photo of Gerard Platenburg
  • Still going strong / One challenge after another

    There are currently around 160 people working at ProQR, but that wasn’t always the case. When Hee Lam Chan joined in 2013, she was only employee number six. As a result, she has seen the company grow and develop.

    • Ophthalmology
    • organoids
    • pipeline
    • innovation
    A photo of Hee Lam Chan
  • Life around the diagnosis with Leber congenital amaurosis

    Laura Steinbusch has a son, 5-year-old Enzo, who has been diagnosed with Leber congenital amaurosis 10, or LCA10. It has made Laura a patient advocate for this disease, and in this interview she explains how the diagnosis has changed her life.

    • Leber congenital amaurosis
    • Genetic testing
    • Blindness
    • Story
    Photo of Laura Steinbusch and family
  • Serving a tight-knit community

    The Netherlands boasts the most prominent patient organization for Usher syndrome. Part of their secret is the passion of the Board. We caught up with president Ivonne Bressers and the Board’s secretary Annouk van Nunen at Annouk’s home in Leiden.

    • QR-421a
    • Usher syndrome
    • patient advocacy
    • Genetic testing
    • Story
    Photo of Annouk van Nunen and Ivonne Bressers
  • ProQR Talks Episode 2

    How the patient's perspective can positively impact research from protocol development to clinical trials. Featuring Francesca (information specialist, blind because of Leber congenital amaurosis) and Laura (Head of Research at Fighting Blindness).

    • podcast
    • Research and development
    • Leber congenital amaurosis
    ProQR Talks