We are working to better manage and reduce dangerous exacerbations, including lung infections, to improve the lives of patients with severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Key investigator: Prof Tom Wilkinson
Prof Tom Wilkinson is a clinician and researcher interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Read more
Prof Peter Howarth
Patients with severe asthma have difficulty breathing almost all of the time, and often have serious asthma attacks. We’re improving existing and developing new treatments to manage the condition.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Prof Tom Wilkinson
In 2012, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) killed over 29,000 people in the UK. We’re working to prevent or reduce the severity of key events in the disease called exacerbations through better understanding and targetting of the immune system.