Dr Benjamin Marsland applauded for COPD work
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The European Respiratory Society has awarded its annual prize for research in the field of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to Dr Benjamin Marsland, a pneumologist at the Vaudois university hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland. The prize, including €50,000 of sponsorship from Boehringer Ingelheim, recognises the work of young ERS members. Dr Marsland discovered that mice infected with hookworm (Nippostrongylus brasiliensis) went on to develop COPD and emphysema.