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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  • Kruk, D, Yeung, ACY, Faiz, A, Ten Hacken, NHT, Timens, W, van Kuppevelt, TH et al.. Gene expression profiles in mesenchymal stromal cells from bone marrow, adipose tissue and lung tissue of COPD patients and controls. Respir Res. 2023;24 (1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12931-023-02314-8. PubMed PMID:36681830 PubMed Central PMC9863276.
  • Ciminieri, C, Woest, ME, Reynaert, NL, Heijink, IH, Wardenaar, R, Spierings, DCJ et al.. IL-1β Induces a Pro-Inflammatory Fibroblast Microenvironment that Impairs Lung Progenitors' Function. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2022-0209OC. PubMed PMID:36608844 .

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