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:

  • Muiser, S, Imkamp, K, Seigers, D, Halbersma, NJ, Vonk, JM, Luijk, BHD et al.. Budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy versus fluticasone/salmeterol fixed-dose treatment in patients with COPD. Thorax. 2023; :. doi: 10.1136/thorax-2022-219620. PubMed PMID:36725331 .
  • Rathnayake, SNH, Ditz, B, Willemse, BWM, Timens, W, Kooistra, W, Heijink, IH et al.. Longitudinal Effects of 1-Year Smoking Cessation on Human Bronchial Epithelial Transcriptome. Chest. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.12.050. PubMed PMID:36716955 .

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