Academics behind UWS’s pioneering BREATH project are set to welcome a PhD student to the research team.
After a highly-competitive process, the team from the School of Health and Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Cunningham Trust PhD studentship, which will commence in September 2022.
The supervisory team, which includes Dr Anne Crilly, Dr Gary Litherland and Professor John Lockhart, have been undertaking ground-breaking research on the life-limiting and progressive lung condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The team are key players in the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme for a pioneering cross-border research project, designed to better understand and alleviate the impact of COPD.
The PhD student will join the team in September this year and part of their study will be to understand the role inflammation plays in COPD, improving understanding of the pathways which drive this process – critical for the development of novel treatments for the condition.
We are delighted that the Cunningham Trust have been able to support our research through the award of this prestigious studentship. This project will allow us to advance our current understanding of key biological processes which drive COPD, potentially providing insight for development of novel treatments.
Dr Anne Crilly, Lecturer in Immunology and part of the BREATH research team