Frances de Man works at the department of Pulmonary Medicine of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, where she obtained her doctorate in 2010. De Man has a research group of 14 people, has supervised 10 completed PhD projects and has been involved in more than 100 publications in renowned international journals, while also becoming an epidemiologist. Her research focuses on unravelling the causes of right heart failure as a consequence of pulmonary Arterial hypertension. With this research she aims to develop new treatment strategies. In addition, Frances de Man is committed to reducing animal research and to equal opportunities for female researchers. The Prix Galien jury is happy to endorse the conclusion of the people who nominated her for the award: 'Frances de Man is a versatile and talented scientist who has been acting at the highest research level for years. She is also an important role model for the next generation of female researchers in particular'. In addition to the golden Prix Galien medal, Frances de Man also received a prize of €5,000.
About the Prix Galien Research Award
The Prix Galien Research Award is annually awarded to a researcher or research team that has carried out scientific research of great significance and directly related to fundamental or clinical drug research.