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PKU Fellowship

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PKU Fellowship

  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

The PKU Academy, in collaboration with EXCEMED, developed a public competition for the award of a fellowship in the field of phenylketonuria (PKU). The fellowship was given to one young graduate in medicine, specialising in metabolic disorders, or to scientists or dietitians, with at least one year of experience in the PKU field. The fellowship supported planned research projects and aimed to broaden the beneficiary's experience already acquired and documented in the field of PKU.


Winner of PKU fellowship competition 2013

The winner of the 2013 fellowship was Professor Patricia Fernanda Schuck, Laboratory for the Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Univeridade do Extremo Sul Catarinense Criciúma  (UNESC), Santa Caterina, SC, Brazil.

Winner of PKU fellowship competition 2012

Dr Priscila Nicolao Mazzola (Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil) was awarded the 2012 PKU Academy Fellowship at the 4th EPG Symposium in Rome (Italy). One year on, at the 5th EPG Symposium in Istanbul (Turkey) she presented the preliminary results of her project ‘To verify the effects of acute and regular exercise on substrate utilization, oxidative stress and hormone levels in adult PKU patients.’


Endocrinology and metabolism