NRS Webinar Big data: COPD

NRS March 2022

NRS Webinar on Big data: COPD
TODAY 12:30-13:30 (CEST) 
Live on Microsoft Teams

SPEAKERS: Dr. Corry-Anke  Brandsma (Associate Professor at Department of Pathology, University of Groningen) and Padmini Khedoe (Post-Doctoral researcher at Leiden University Medical Center).

The research line of Corry-Anke Brandsma is focused on the role of abnormal tissue repair, extracellular matrix remodeling, and lung aging in the pathology and pathogenesis of lung disease, in particular Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Using a translational research approach Corry-Anke tries to bridge the gap between patient-derived clinical and observational (omics) data and functional and pathological changes in the lung. Corry-Anke is an active member of the Groningen Research Institute of Asthma and COPD (GRIAC).
Padmini Khedoe is a postdoctoral scientist at the Department of Pulmonology of the LUMC. She performed her PhD project on the link between COPD and cardiovascular disease and the potential of reparative/regenerative therapies in these diseases. After obtaining her PhD in 2017, she focused her research on developing human preclinical models (e.g. co-cultures, organoids) of lung repair that can be used to advance pulmonary regenerative medicine towards the clinic in emphysema and fibrotic lung disease. Currently, she works on a translational project studying the regenerative potential of mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy in COPD patients with emphysema. In this project, she applies single-cell mass cytometry (scMC) and imaging mass cytometry (IMC) to profile immune cells upon MSC treatment in lung tissue and blood. She also works on a project focused on unravelling the mechanism of fibrosis development in SSc-ILD, and studies immune cell profiles in a subgroup of COPD patients with α-1-antitrypsin deficiency, using spectral flow cytometry.

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