Ateequr Rehman, senior research scientist at Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB), received Norgine Gastro Award 2018. Rehman and team have shown that the sterile fecal filtrate transplantation is able to limit the life threatening Clostridium difficile infection and restores intestinal microbiota. Sterile fecal filtrate transplantation instead of fecal microbiota transplantation reduces the plausible fecal microbiota associated infection, metabolic or malignant disease risk, especially in immunocompromised patients.
This work has been awared with 5,000 €.
See publication in Gastroenterology, March 2017
Since 2010 the Norgine GmbH grants the Norgine Gastro-Award for outstanding research in the field of gastroenterology. The jury is built by experts from the field of gastroenterology. The prize is endowed with 10,000 €.