Published on 12.05.2022
He and his teams have devoted all of their research to understanding and finding therapeutic solutions for genetic immunodeficiencies. These pathologies are rare, extremely diverse and can have fatal consequences for those affected. While some genetic immunodeficiencies manifest themselves in childhood, others are only triggered in adulthood by certain factors.
The knowledge gained from his work has also opened the way to new therapeutic approaches such as gene therapy and stem cell transplantation, which are still being researched.
With this prize, Prof. Alain Fischer obtains a 30,000 euro scholarship that he can award to a young researcher of his choice.
About the Jung Foundation for Science and Research
The Jung Foundation for Science and Research, based in Hamburg, was founded by Hamburg entrepreneur Ernst Jung in 1967. Its work, headed by President Jochen Spethmann, aims to advance human medical research, promote new therapies and strengthen Germany as a scientific center. Further information here