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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Latest News

6th December, 2021
BREATH Success: QUB PhD Student Orla Dunne successfully defends thesis

General News QUB Research

QUB PhD student Orla Dunne successfully defended her doctoral thesis on December 1st.

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25th November, 2021
BREATH Success: QUB PhD student successfully defends thesis at viva

General News QUB

QUB PhD student Nicola Roe successfully defends her thesis (November 24th)

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19th November, 2021
BREATH highlighted in Scottish Parliament debate to mark WORLD COPD DAY

General News Outreach News UWS

The BREATH mission to combat COPD was highlighted in the Scottish Parliament debate to mark WORLD COPD DAY

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