University of Edinburgh: Respiratory Medicine

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Clinical Sciences
Study type Research


Our major areas of research interest are:
- cellular and molecular mechanisms of the resolution and persistence of lung inflammation and scarring

- mechanisms of acute lung injury in the adult respiratory distress syndrome

- gene therapeutic approaches to the augmentation of genes that protect against tissue injury in lung inflammation

- biology of small-cell lung cancer

- the effects of cigarette smoke, ozone and other pollutants on the lung

- sleep apnoea

- applied lung physiology

The unit also offers a number of research opportunities in areas of clinical interest, for example:
- asthma

- chronic bronchitis

- emphysema

- cystic fibrosis

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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