28th June, International PKU Day

28 June 2021
28th June, International PKU Day

Let’s celebrate today, June 28th, International PKU Day !

Why June 28th?

This International PKU Day, established in 2013 by the E.S.PKU*, corresponds to the birth date of two leading scientists in the world of PKU: Robert GUTHRIE, inventor of the newborn screening test called “Guthrie test” and Horst BICKEL, the first to have developed a low-protein diet for PKU and to have established the screening in Germany.

Find out more on the official PKUDay website: https://www.pkuday.org/

*European Society for Phenylketonuria and Allied Disorders Treated as Phenylketonuria