Within NHLI

  • Prof Maria Belvisi: targeting sensory nerves in airway disease
  • Prof Peter Collins: Cardiovascular effects of air pollution
  • Prof Bill Cookson and Prof Miriam Moffatt: microbiome in severe asthma and COPD
  • Professor Paul Cullinan: Environmental pollution exposure studies
  • Prof Sebastian Johnston: rhinovirus effects and viral immunity in COPD
  • Prof Stuart Elborn: defective immunity on cystic fibrosis
  • Dr Trevor Hansel: nasal biomarkers in COPD
  • Prof Dorian Haskard: metabolic syndrome in models of airways disease
  • Dr Toby Maher: senescence and data integration approaches in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Dr Will Man: clinical studies in COPD
  • Dr Brijesh Patel: Inflammation and hypoxia in acute lung injury
  • Prof Mike Polkey: senescence and mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle cells
  • Dr Greg Quinlan: iron metabolism in inflammation
  • Prof Anna Randi: endothelial precursor cells in COPD
  • Prof Terry Tetley and Dr Andrew Thorley: senescence in type 2 pneumocytes
  • Prof Richard Underwood: lung imaging
  • Professor Wisia Wedzicha and Dr Gavin Donaldson: clinical studies in COPD and COPD exacerbations
  • Dr John Wort: Pulmonary arterial hypertension epigenetics and hypoxia in Eisenmenger’s patients 

Within Imperial College

  • Prof Maggie Dallman and Dr Laurence Bugeon (Life Sciences): inflammation and ageing in zebrafish
  • Dr Iain Dunlop (Materials Science): optimising structures for organoid development
  • Prof Paul French and Dr Chris Dunsby (optics): single cell functional imaging
  • Prof Yike Guo: bioinformatic analysis of airways disease
  • Prof David Holden and Dr Theresa Thurston (microbiology): bacterial colonisation of airways
  • Prof David Klug (Chemistry): single cell proteomics
  • Dr Alex Porter (Materials Science):  nanoparticle toxicity
  • Prof Masao Takata: analysis of exosomes in acute lung disease
  • Prof Paolo Vineis: Exposomics and epigenetics of air pollution 

Within UK

  • Dr  Yassine Amrani  (Leicester): Corticosteroid insensitivity in severe asthma
  • Prof Gary Anderson (AstraZeneca, Cambridge): animal models of COPD
  • Prof DK Arvind (Edinburgh): pollution in New Delhi and asthma
  • Prof Donna Davies and Prof Ratko Djukanovic (Southampton University): epithelial cell function, asthma phenotyping
  • Prof Paul Kirkham (Wolverhampton): COPD and oxidative stress
  • Prof Andrew Fisher (Newcastle University): airway fibrosis
  • Dr Lorcan McGarvey (Belfast): Sensory nerve models of hypersensitivity
  • Prof Mike Murphy (Cambridge): mitochondrial function and inflammation
  • Dr Joao Passos (Newcastle University): mitochondrial function
  • Prof Rob Stockley and Dr Elizabeth Sapey (Birmingham University): neutrophil dysfunction in COPD
  • Prof Andrew Tobin (Glasgow): G-protein coupled receptor signalling
  • Prof Matt Whiteman (Exeter): Novel mitochondrial-directed anti-oxidants
  • Prof Moira Whyte and Prof David Dockrell: (Edinburgh University): defective efferocytosis and phagocytosis in COPD 

International

  • Prof Gaetano Caramori (Ferrara University, Italy): inflammation and innate immunity in COPD
  • Dr Sanjay Chotirmall (Singapore University): immunology of ABPA
  • Prof Phillip Hansbro (Newcastle University, Australia): exploring inflammatory mechanisms in airways disease
  • Prof Andrew Gow (Rutgers University, USA): nanoparticles and lung function
  • Prof James Hogg (University of British Columbia, Canada): lung pathology in COPD
  • Prof Chandy George Kanianthara (Singapore University): ion channels in airways disease
  • Prof Yasuo Kizawa (Chiba University, Japan): experimental models of COPD
  • Dr Melanie Königshoff: (Munich University, Germany): abnormal Wnt signalling in COPD
  • Prof Han-Pin Kuo (Taipei University, Taiwan): fibrocyte biology in airways disease
  • Dr Judith Mak (Hong Kong University): Stem cell therapy in airways disease
  • Prof Kittipong Maneechotesuwan (Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand): cellular mechanisms of COPD and severe asthma
  • Prof Stuart Mazzone (Melbourne University, Australia): central mechanisms for processing urge-to-cough
  • Dr Brian Oliver (Sydney University, Australia): fibroblast function in COPD
  • Prof Bernhard Ryfell (Orleans University, France): innate and acquired immune mechanisms in airways disease
  • Dr Sundeep Salvi( Chest Research Foundation, Pune, India): non-smoking COPD
  • Prof Huahao Shen (Hangzhou, China): proteomic studies of different types of asthma
  • Dr Maria Sukkar (Sydney University, Australia): Innate immune response of airway smooth muscle in airways disease
  • Dr Sylvia Verbanck (UZB, Brussels, Belgium): lung modelling and airway assessments in asthma and COPD
  • Dr Yongjie Wei (Beijing, China): effects of air pollution on metabolic syndrome
  • Prof Craig Wheelock (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden): metabolomics of exacerbations
  • Prof Xin Yao (Nanjing University, China): COPD mechanisms
  • Prof Junfeng Zhang (Duke University, USA): Studies of indoor and outdoor air pollution
  • Prof Nanshan Zhong (Guangzhou University, China): C-BIOPRED of severe asthma in China
  • Dr Konstantinos Voitis (CERTH, Thessaloniki, Greece) tele-monitoring in asthma.