Our research conference
Every year our amazing researchers get together to chat to each other and tell each other about their research. Check out some of the photos from the day and meet a few of our researchers.
Our research conference is a way for researchers, lung disease specialists and the next generation of researchers to meet up and share their exciting research into lung disease. Professor Andrew Peacock our medical and research director, hosted the day and introduced our speakers. Here's a few photos from the day and a look into some of the exciting research we're funding:
Professor Louise Wain spoke about her research into the genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her team at the University of Leicester are looking at why some people get COPD and some don't. You can have a look at the online Risky Gene Machine that they created to help people learn how genetics play a role in COPD.
After some lunch we heard from Elizabeth Sapey. She spoke about her exciting research into the use of statins for treating pneumonia. You can read more about Elizabeth's research in her blog.
We asked researchers at the start of their career to bring along a poster about their research. BLF chairs, Professor Louise Wain and Professor James Chalmers, judged the posters and the best poster was presented with a prize. The winner was Dr Sarah Taylor from the University of Liverpool. Her research is on mesothelioma.
We were lucky enough to have Professor Sir Michael Marmot talk about health inequality around the world and its relationship with lung disease.
Professor James Chalmers talked about his research in bronchiectasis. He spoke about how air pollution can increase the likelihood of a bronchiectasis flare up and the need for more personalized medicine. Find out more about James's research.