Research for Rare - Research for rare diseases

BMFS- Network for congenital Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

The network on congenital bone marrow failure syndromes (bmfs) includes a list of rare diseases characterized by a reduction of mature blood cells (erythrocytes, platelets, neutrophils). The ineffective production by the bone marrow leads to peripheral pancytopenia or to single cytopenias, e.g. congenital neutropenias, congenital thrombocytopenias, congenital hypoplastic anaemias (Diamond-Blackfan anaemia, congenital dyserythropoietic anaemias) and congenital aplastic anaemia (Fanconi-anaemia).

The network will continue to collect long-term follow-up data, search for new gene aberrations, correlate genotype with phenotype, educate patients and physicians and optimize diagnostic procedures and treatment. The new core research facilities will focus on the molecular basis of leukaemogenesis and development of aplasia.

PLEASE NOTE: As the network ran out of BMBF-funding, the publications list isn’t updated anymore.

Prof. Dr. Karl Welte
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Abt. Kinderheilkunde IV
Päd. Hämatologie/Onkologie
Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1
30625 Hannover
Tel.: 0511 532-6719 / 557105