Inflammatory Respiratory Disease TRC

The Inflammatory Respiratory Disease Translational Research Collaboration brings together world-class investigators in 26 of UK's leading academic and NHS research centres to support collaboration with the life sciences industry. The Collaboration works with individual biopharmaceutical, device and diagnostic companies to drive research in the early and exploratory development of new respiratory drugs and other interventions.

The Collaboration has expertise in a range of respiratory conditions including:

  • Acute lung injury
  • Airway inflammation
  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pleural Diseases (malignancy and infections)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infection (fungal & non-fungal pathogens)
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tuberculosis

The ten Centres that make up the Inflammatory Respiratory Disease TRC are led by internationally recognised investigators in respiratory research:

Principal Investigator  Centre
Professor Peter Barnes Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre (NIHR Respiratory BRU)
Professor Christopher Brightling University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust University of Leicester (NIHR BRU)
Professor Ratko Djukanovic University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust University of Southampton (NIHR Respiratory BRU)
Dr Lorcan McGarvey Belfast Health and Social Care Trust; Queen's University Belfast
Dr Tim Harrison Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; The University of Nottingham
Prof Ling-Pei Ho Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust; The University of Oxford
Dr David Jackson
King's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (NIHR BRC)
Dr Joanna Porter University College London Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (NIHR BRC)
Professor David Singh Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (NIHR Clinical Research Facility)
Professor Stefan Marciniak Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; University of Cambridge