Who we are :

The Experimental Pulmonology and Inflammation Research (EXPIRE) group is a scientific research group housed in the Medical Biology and Pathology department in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The main research focus of the group are lung diseases: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Diseased and healthy lungs are studied in our laboratory at genetic, cellular, immunological, and 3D structural levels, from childhood to old age.


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  • Martinez-Garcia, FD, Fischer, T, Hayn, A, Mierke, CT, Burgess, JK, Harmsen, MC et al.. A Beginner's Guide to the Characterization of Hydrogel Microarchitecture for Cellular Applications. Gels. 2022;8 (9):. doi: 10.3390/gels8090535. PubMed PMID:36135247 PubMed Central PMC9498492.
  • Onnes, MC, Alheraky, A, Nawijn, MC, Sluijter, TE, Mulder, AB, Arends, S et al.. Detection of clonal mast cell disease in wasp venom allergic patients with normal tryptase. Clin Transl Allergy. 2022;12 (9):e12174. doi: 10.1002/clt2.12174. PubMed PMID:36090584 PubMed Central PMC9449818.

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