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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  • Dinesh Kumar, N, Ter Ellen, BM, Bouma, EM, Troost, B, van de Pol, DPI, van der Ende-Metselaar, HH et al.. MOXIDECTIN AND IVERMECTIN INHIBIT SARS-COV-2 REPLICATION IN VERO E6 CELLS BUT NOT IN HUMAN PRIMARY AIRWAY EPITHELIUM CELLS. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021; :AAC0154321. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01543-21. PubMed PMID:34633839 .
  • Martinez-Garcia, FD, de Hilster, RHJ, Sharma, PK, Borghuis, T, Hylkema, MN, Burgess, JK et al.. Architecture and Composition Dictate Viscoelastic Properties of Organ-Derived Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels. Polymers (Basel). 2021;13 (18):. doi: 10.3390/polym13183113. PubMed PMID:34578013 PubMed Central PMC8470996.

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