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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  • Zhao, F, Zhang, M, Nizamoglu, M, Kaper, H, Brouwer, LA, Borghuis, T et al.. Fibroblast alignment and matrix remodeling induced by a stiffness gradient in a skin-derived extracellular matrix hydrogel. Acta Biomater. 2024; :. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2024.05.018. PubMed PMID:38750915 .
  • Meiners, S, Reynaert, NL, Matthaiou, AM, Rajesh, R, Ahmed, E, Guillamat-Prats, R et al.. The importance of translational science within the respiratory field. Breathe (Sheff). 2024;20 (1):230183. doi: 10.1183/20734735.0183-2023. PubMed PMID:38746906 PubMed Central PMC11091714.

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