Border & Regions

Airways Training Hub

The BREATH project signifies a strong cross-border partnership between the Smooth Muscle Research Centre (DkIT), the School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (QUB) and the Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research (UWS).

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Project Vision


BREATH (Border and REgions Airways Training Hub) is an ambitious, collaborative research Partnership that will harness complementary resources & expertise of 10 Principal Investigators from DkIT, QUB & UWS with a mission to tackle Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an incurable lung disease, highly prevalent in the border regions of Ireland & Western Scotland.

€7.7 million has been offered under the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme for a pioneering cross-border research project, designed to better understand and alleviate the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Involved in the Smooth Muscle of the Breath Project

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University of the West of Scotland

Involved in the Inflammation of the Breath Project

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Queen’s University Belfast

Involved in the Epithelium and Clinical Management of the Breath Project

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Crossborder, Inter Regional

  • Ireland,
  • Northern Ireland
  • & Scotland
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30th March, 2022
BREATH DISSEMINATION EVENT – Dundalk (Ballymascanlon House)

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Success of BREATH across all fronts presented at the main Dissemination event in Dundalk on the 30th Mar, 2022.

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10th February, 2022
BREATH Success: QUB student Gillian Kelly-Robinson successfully defends thesis at viva

General News QUB

QUB PhD student Gillian Kelly-Robinson successfully defended her viva doctoral thesis entitled ‘Proteases, Antiproteases and Other Inflammatory Mediators Associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)’ on January 26th

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3rd February, 2022
BREATH Success: QUB student Emma Carroll successfully defends thesis at viva

General News QUB

QUB PhD student Emma Carroll undertook her viva voce examination defending a doctoral thesis entitled: The Development of Novel Strategies to Modulate Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC) Activity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)”.

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