Research Seminars

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Research Seminars gather a small number (20 to 100) of well-established and preferably young investigators to address scientific topics in depth and help break new ground. Research Seminars take place over two days in easy-to-reach European cities. They are scientific Seminars involving recently published work and research in progress. Participation is fully supported by the budget granted by the ERS.



Host-pathogen interactions in the lung: implications for treatment of respiratory infections and inflammatory lung diseases

The aims of this research seminar were to bring together a group of established and young scientists from different areas of research (basic and clinical; pulmonology, microbiology, cystic fibrosis (CF), cell biology, immunology, infectious disease, etc.) related to the study of respiratory infections and their role in inflammatory lung diseases and CF. The aim was to cover a wide range of areas, including new developments in the characterisation of respiratory pathogens, host defence, COPD, CF, and asthma research and drug development. A special focus was on translational approaches to encourage interactions of basic and clinical disciplines.
Bacterial infections in COPD
S. Sethi (Buffalo, Ny, United States of America)
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New pathogens emerging from the animal kingdom: avian flu and beyond
H. Klenk (Marburg, Germany)
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Evolution of the infectious disease in cystic fibrosis (CF)
B. Tummler (Hannover 61, Germany)
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Neutrophils in CF lung disease
D. Hartl (New Haven, Ct, United States of America)
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Airway mucins in health and disease
D. Thornton (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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Antimicrobial peptides
P. Hiemstra (Leiden, The Netherlands)
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How cultured epithelial cells from asthma and COPD patients deal with pathogens: defective anti-rhinovirus responses in asthma
D. Davies (Southampton, United Kingdom)
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Respiratory viral infections in COPD
T. Wilkinson (Southampton, United Kingdom)
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Systemic inflammation in COPD – a role for infection?
A. Agusti (Palma De Mallorca, Spain)
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