Blogs, Stories & News

  • Empowering the IRD community with knowledge of their genetic diagnosis

    Podcast about genetic testing for inherited retinal disease and how getting a genetic diagnosis empowers the IRD community. The guests are Kari Branham (genetic counsellor) and Ben Shaberman (Foundation Fighting Blindness).

    • IRD general
    • ProQR Talks podcast
    • Genetic testing
    • Research
    • Foundation Fighting Blindness
    ProQR Talks
  • Eye on the Future Forum 2020 Virtual Fall Summit

    Multi-stakeholder platform with experts in clinical development for Leber congenital amaurosis including recent clinical data for sepofarsen, an investigational therapy for LCA10.

    • Sepofarsen (QR-110)
    • Leber congenital amaurosis
    • EFF
    • clinical development
    Eye on the Future Forum logo and text 'Virtual Fall 2020' on a black background with yellow and blue geometric eye shapes on the left and right.
  • October 15: White Cane Awareness Day

    Since 1964, support has been shown for the blind and visually impaired community by creating the awareness day, White Cane Awareness Day. Read more about what the colors of a cane mean and about the history of this awareness day.

    • IRD general
    • White cane
    • Blindness
    A woman wearing sunglasses is crossing the street holding a white cane and a guide dog on a leash
  • Meet Naveed Shams, ProQR’s new Chief Scientific Officer

    We are pleased to welcome Naveed Shams, MD, PhD to our management team as Chief Scientific Officer. He will be leading research as well as the early clinical development of ProQR's investigational RNA therapies for inherited retinal diseases.

    • Programs general
    • IRD general
    • News
    • Management
    • Research
    Naveed Shams
  • 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.

    • Programs general
    • Sepofarsen (QR-110)
    • IRD general
    • pipeline
    • Clinical trial
    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