Awardee 2021

Cihan Papan, Hamburg, Germany

Dr Cihan Papan studied medicine in Innsbruck (Austria) and Paris (France) and graduated in 2010. He completed his specialization in paediatrics at Hauner Children’s Hospital in Munich (Germany) in 2016, after which he did a fellowship in paediatric infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Mannheim, Heidelberg University (Germany).
Currently, Dr Papan is pursuing his training in clinical microbiology at Saarland University (Germany). He serves as a member to the Committee for Education in the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). As a member of ESGAP and the ESCMID Guidelines Evidence Review Group, Dr Papan is actively involved in guideline development for ESCMID. His research interests include host biomarkers and their clinical utility in differentiating bacterial from viral infections, whole-genome sequencing-based pathogen diagnostics, and conducting and assessing antimicrobial stewardship interventions in various healthcare settings.