The Centre for Experimental Research, Queen’s University Belfast, is committed to research excellence in experimental medicine by making scientific breakthroughs in the mechanisms of disease which translate it innovative therapeutics to improve patient outcomes. We are focused on common conditions such as asthma, COPD, cough, cystic fibrosis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome with an emphasis on clinical trials, immunology, cell biology and patient-based investigations.
This centre offers access to databases with patient cohorts in severe asthma, COPD, cough, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. This centre has staff resources provided by the NICRN as well as a Clinical Research Facility, with 10 rooms available for use in clinical trials.
This centre has capabilities in the following areas:
Led by Dr Lorcan McGarvey, the centre offers expertise in:
Severe asthma - Professor Liam Heaney
Acute lung Injury - Dr Cecilia O’Kane and Professor Danny McAuley
Cough - Dr Lorcan McGarvey
COPD - Dr Lorcan McGarvey and Professor Cliff Taggart
Bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis - Dr Damian Downey, Professor Judy Bradley and Professor Cliff Taggart
Airway infectious diseases - Professor Jose Bengoechea