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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).