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Patient science: patients research cystic fibrosis

Interview with Dr. Nils B. Heyen, Competence Center New Technologies, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, ISI

01/22/2018

Image: Young man with ginger hair, mustache and goatee - Dr. Nils B. Heyen; Copyright: Fraunhofer ISI

Dr. Nils B. Heyen

Image: Young female student is sitting between shelves on the floor of a library and reads; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Brock Jones

Citizen science involves laypersons, who for example collect data, in research, not only scientists. The patient science project at Fraunhofer ISI applies this concept to people who have cystic fibrosis.

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann