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).

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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6th July, 2021
BREATH Annual Conference 2021 (Virtual) – hosted by DkIT

Outreach News Research

The annual BREATH conference took place virtually on Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd of June and was hosted by DkIT. Like previous years, the conference consisted of BREATH PhD student presentations and presentations delivered by pharmaceutical industry representatives.

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24th May, 2021
Almac joins BREATH investigating roles for deubiquitinating enzymes in airway disease

General News

In 2020, Almac Discovery partnered with the BREATH consortium to focus on identifying roles for DUBs in airway disease using a CRISPR-based screening approach.

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12th May, 2021
QUB PhD Student Stephen Carson Interview Televised on Croi Uladh le John Toal series

Adults General News Outreach News

In August 2020, QUB PhD Student Stephen Carson had the opportunity to be interviewed for the BBC Northern Ireland TV series, ‘Croí Uladh le John Toal’

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