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Scientific prizes are an incentive for research and its application in patient care. Chiesi, therefore, considers it important to support organizations that award prizes based on an independent, expert jury report.

  • Chiesi supports the important work of the Netherlands Respiratory Society (NRS) in the field of lung diseases. Thus, in the Netherlands, an annual Chiesi Young Investigators Award is awarded to a young talented researcher. In 2018 the prize was won by Khosbayar Lkhagvadorj for his abstract ‘Prenatal smoke exposure dysregulates lung epithelial cell differentiation – Role for the AREG-EGFR axis’. 
  • During the long days of the Longfonds, the Public Prize for the best research is awarded annually. Chiesi makes this price possible. Rianne de Vries of the AMC won the Longdagen Public Prize 2018. De Vries received the prize for her research into the SpiroNose, a smart device that smells like lung diseases.
  • The yearly Chiesi Fellow award was won by Drs. Ilse de Lange from Maastricht University who presented “Protection of the fetal gut against perinatal stress by plant sterols” as a new concept. The Audience Fellow award was given to Dr. Rob Taal from Erasmus MC who showed “Fetal origins of chronic kidney disease”. Congratulations to both award winners!
  • In 2019, a prize for the best idea in transplantation was awarded by Chiesi for the first time. The winner is determined by the public. Cyril Moers comes from the UMC Groningen and gets a helping hand to realize his innovative idea, Cryoperfusion of donor kidneys.