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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Our Latest Publications:

  • Kapellos, TS, Nawijn, MC. Editorial: Molecular mechanisms regulating phenotypic heterogeneity in human inflammatory diseases. Front Immunol. 2023;14 :1214255. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2023.1214255. PubMed PMID:37266418 PubMed Central PMC10231677.
  • Kapellos, TS, Baßler, K, Fujii, W, Nalkurthi, C, Schaar, AC, Bonaguro, L et al.. Systemic alterations in neutrophils and their precursors in early-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cell Rep. 2023;42 (6):112525. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112525. PubMed PMID:37243592 .

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