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

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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22nd April, 2021
Moffat Academy (P7) awarded BREATH Certificate of Excellence

General News Kids Outreach News UWS

Primary 7 at Moffat Academy has been been the first school since pandemic lockdown began, to achieve the BREATH Excellence award for their successful completion of a set challenge linked with an important lung health programme rolling out across South West Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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