Community stories and news

  • Rare Disease Day 2021

    Community news

    Even in lockdown we have been working hard as ProQRians to stay connected to the inherited retinal disease community. Rare Disease Day is a unique awareness day due to its global reach and significance.

    A collage of four ProQRians on a purple background. From left to right: Daniel de Boer, Eleni Skandalaki, Andy Bolan and Marko Potman. At the top left is the logo of Rare Disease Day
  • 2020 Recap by our CEO, Daniel de Boer

    Community news

    Our founder and CEO Daniel de Boer looks back at the challenges and successes of 2020 and discusses the milestones to look for in the upcoming year.

    Daniel de Boer wearing a blue suit stands with arm crossed in a laboratory setting.
  • Eye on the Future Forum 2020 Virtual Fall Summit

    Community news

    Using a new digital format, the EFF welcomed over 50 stakeholders to discuss continued clinical development in Leber congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10) and the importance of both the expert clinical and patient perspectives in research.

    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

    Community news

    Since 1964, support has been shown for the blind and visually impaired community by creating the awareness day, White Cane Awareness Day.

    A woman wearing sunglasses is crossing the street holding a white cane and a guide dog on a leash
  • In it for the patient

    Community news

    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.

    A photo of Aniz Girach
  • Always excited about RNA therapies

    Community news

    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.

    A photo of Gerard Platenburg
  • Still going strong / One challenge after another

    Community news

    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.

    A photo of Hee Lam Chan