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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  • Saikumar Jayalatha, AK, Ketelaar, ME, Hesse, L, Badi, YE, Zounemat-Kermani, N, Sharon, B et al.. IL-33 induced gene expression in activated Th2 effector cells is dependent on IL-1RL1 haplotype and asthma status. Eur Respir J. 2024; :. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00005-2024. PubMed PMID:38843913 .
  • Zhang, M, Zhao, F, Zhu, Y, Brouwer, LA, Van der Veen, H, Burgess, JK et al.. Physical Properties and Biochemical Composition of Extracellular Matrix-Derived Hydrogels Dictate Vascularization Potential in an Organ-Dependent Fashion. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2024;16 (23):29930-29945. doi: 10.1021/acsami.4c05864. PubMed PMID:38819955 PubMed Central PMC11181272.

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