NRS Webinar 8: Repair and regeneration

NRS December 2021

NRS Webinar: Repair and regeneration
Dec 16th 12:30-13:30 (CEST) 
Live on Microsoft Teams

Pieter Hiemstra is Professor of Respiratory Cell Biology and Immunology at the Department of Pulmonology of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in The Netherlands, and head of the PulmoScience Laboratory of the department. He was trained as a medical biologist at Utrecht University and obtained his PhD in Leiden. His research is focused on basic and translational research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, with an increasing research interest in fibrotic lung disease and lung cancer. He has a specific interest in the role of the epithelium of the airways and alveoli in these diseases, with a current focus on host-microbe interaction, repair & regeneration and culture models. His other activities include teaching and curriculum development for Biomedical Sciences and Medical students. He has organized a range of symposia and conferences, and has been active in various national and international organizations, including the Netherlands Respiratory Society and European Respiratory Society. In 2015, he chaired the Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society in Amsterdam. He is currently Section Editor Basic Science of the European Respiratory Journal.

Xinhui Wu is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. She obtained her PhD at the Department of Molecular Pharmacology of the University of Groningen in 2021. Her research is focused on the regenerative pharmacology for COPD. In particular, to discover novel therapeutic approach in lung repair. She is currently working on a longfonds-sponsored project entitled “The dark side of the lung: the instructive role of the endothelial cell in COPD”.

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