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:

  • Faiz, A, Mahbub, RM, Boedijono, FS, Tomassen, MI, Kooistra, W, Timens, W et al.. IL-33 Expression Is Lower in Current Smokers at Both Transcriptomic and Protein Level. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023; :. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202210-1881OC. PubMed PMID:37708400 .
  • Melén, E, Lambrecht, BN, Lloyd, CM, Rothenberg, ME, Kabashima, K, Luciani, F et al.. A conversation on allergy: recognizing the past and looking to the future. Immunol Cell Biol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1111/imcb.12688. PubMed PMID:37688499 .

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