Dr Benjamin Marsland applauded for COPD work
This article was originally published in Scrip
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.
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