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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  • Ting, AE, Baker, EK, Champagne, J, Desai, TJ, Dos Santos, CC, Heijink, IH et al.. Proceedings of the ISCT scientific signature series symposium, "sdvances in cell and gene therapies for lung diseases and critical illnesses": International society for cell & gene therapies, burlington VT, US, July 16, 2021. Cytotherapy. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcyt.2021.11.007. PubMed PMID:35613962 .
  • Nizamoglu, M, de Hilster, RHJ, Zhao, F, Sharma, PK, Borghuis, T, Harmsen, MC et al.. An in vitro model of fibrosis using crosslinked native extracellular matrix-derived hydrogels to modulate biomechanics without changing composition. Acta Biomater. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2022.05.031. PubMed PMID:35605955 .

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