Ruben Eggers was awarded the prize for best content for his presentation during the “2019 Neurology Science Day”, organized by the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). Ruben presented his PhD project, which aims to promote regeneration of motor axons towards distal musculature.
During his presentation, Eggers focused on his recent finding that the use of gene therapy leads to faster recovery after nerve damage. The research shows that the survival of nerve cells and the regeneration of nerve fibers can be stimulated by combining a surgical repair procedure with gene therapy. The discovery was published in the journal Brain.
The present physicians and researchers were impressed by the content of the presentation and elected it best of the day. The prize consisted of a certificate, a voucher and of course eternal fame.