Respiratory Cellular and Molecular Biology

The Respiratory Cellular and Molecular Biology Group investigates what goes wrong at a cellular and molecular level in chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis.

Researchers analyse the genetic and molecular control of disease processes using their huge bio-bank of tissue samples taken from people with respiratory diseases. Using novel in-vitro models, they then grow cells from donated lung tissue to discover why these changes occur.

Armed with this knowledge, they seek to discover new respiratory disease treatments and make existing ones better.

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