ERS Fellowship recipients 2015-2016

Long-Term Research Fellowships recipients 2016

  • Astghik BAGDHASARYAN (Armenia to Switzerland) - Identification of disease specific molecules by exhalomics using secondary electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (SESI-MS) for early detection of inflammation and infection in cystic fibrosis lung disease
  • Bo CHAWES (Denmark to USA) - The Early Life Metabolome, Vitamin D Supplementation, and Prevention of Childhood Asthma
  • Paula ESCUDERO (Spain to Germany) - Regulation and pathogenetic function of the metalloproteinases ADAM10 and ADAM17 in chronic hypoxia-induced arterial pulmonary hypertension - lung inflammation.
  • Azmy FAISAL (Egypt to UK) - Respiratory mechanics and skeletal muscle impairment in smokers at risk for COPD.
  • Maged Hassan FAYED (Egypt to UK) - The efficacy of sonographic and biological pleurodesis indicators of malignant pleural effusion (SIMPLE)
  • Lars HARBAUM (Germany to UK) - Clinical utility of circulating lipidomics in pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Melissa KOVACH (USA to Sweden) - The IL-36 Cytokine family in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Zafeiris LOUVARIS (Greece to Belgium) - Effects of inspiratory muscle training on inspiratory muscle oxygen delivery and dyspnea sensations in patients with severe COPD
  • Hubertus LUIJK (Netherlands to USA) - Predicting chronic lung allograft dysfunction by unique immunologic blood profiling
  • Yoshiki MOTOJI (Japan to Belgium) - Right ventricular function at rest and at exercise by 3D echocardiography in healthy subjects and in patients with PAH
  • Otavio RANZANI (Brazil to Spain) - Dual antibiotic coverage with or without corticosteroids in an animal model of severe pneumococcal pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial
  • Rim SARKER (Bangladesh to Germany) - An aberrant function of CARM1 in promoting smoke-induced airway epithelial injury: A novel mechanism of COPD pathogenesis
  • Krystyna SEMEN (Ukraine to Netherlands) - Food-derived antioxidants as an add-on to sildenafil therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Cofunded Long-Term Research Fellowships 2016

  • ERS/SEPAR: Inigo OJANGUREN (Spain to Canada) - Low-dose chlorine inhalation-related airway changes in healthy humans
  • ERS/SPLF: Xavier WALTZ (Canada to France) - Impact of intermittent hypoxia and obstructive sleep apnea on cerebral microvascular blood flow variability at very low frequencies
  • ERS/EMBO: Olivier BURGY (France to Germany) - Targeting the WNT/TGF-axis in pulmonary fibrosis

Fellowship in Industry

  • Stefan-Marian FRENT (Romania to Switzerland) - Novartis
  • Paraskevi KATSAOUNOU (Greece to Switzerland) - Novartis

Short-term Research Training Fellowships recipients – October 2015 round

  • Elisabetta GAMEN, International Fellowship (Germany to Canada) - Histone Deacetylase 7 mediated metabolic remodelling: a new crosslink between Pulmonary Hypertension and Cancer
  • Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed GHARIB, Scientifically Developing Countries Fellowship (Egypt to Denmark) - Characterization of Circulating Tumour Cells in Patients with Lung Cancer
  • Anna GUNGL, (Austria to Germany) - The role of infections in acute respiratory worsening in lung fibrosis
  • Hanne HOASS, International Fellowship (Norway to Australia) - Long-Term Integrated Telerehabilitation of COPD Patients. A Multi-Centre Randomized Controlled Trial (iTrain)
  • Andrea HULINA, (Croatia to Netherlands) - The role of stress protein Hsp70 and cigarette smoke in the inflammatory response in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Georgios KALTSAKAS, (Greece to United Kingdom) - Is arterial stiffness a consequence of respiratory failure?
  • Nikolaos KANELLAKIS, (Greece to United Kingdom) - Proteomics analysis of malignant pleural effusion for prediction of favourable prognosis and pleurodesis success
  • Marcus Emanuel LARSSON, (Italy to Germany) - Investigation of the role of macrophages during the course of asthma
  • Irisz Karolina LEVAI, (United Kingdom to Norway) - Continuous Laryngoscopy during exercise
  • Renae MCNAMARA, (Australia to Netherlands) - Determining the metabolic load of walking in water compared to walking on land (over-ground) in people with COPD, who are normal weight and obese, compared to peak exercise metabolic response: a prospective, randomised cross-over pilot trial.
  • Olivia MEIRA DIAS, (Brazil to Italy) - Evaluation of small airway involvement in patients with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and its impact on exercise limitation
  • Maximilian Walter PLANK, (Australia to United Kingdom) - IL-22-secreting CD4+ T helper cells (Th22 cells) represent a unique T cell lineage with gene and non-coding RNA expression profiles distinct to Th17 and other Th cell subsets
  • Sandeep SAHAY, (United States to France) - Does resting mean pulmonary artery pressure of 21-24 mmHg predict impaired functional capacity and exercise pulmonary hypertension?
  • Fabienne Danielle SIMONIS, (Netherlands to Spain) - Early recognition of development of ARDS in critically ill patients using physiologic and biologic signals instead of clinical signs and symptoms
  • Marcelo Santos Audon VARGAS, (Argentina to France) - Role of non-invasive multidetector tools in the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)

Short-term Research Training Fellowships recipients – April 2016 round

  • Mohammed Jamal Eldeen Salih AHMED, (Ireland to United Kingdom) - Investigating the role of routine neck ultrasound performed by the respiratory physician in lung cancer staging
  • Michele ARIGLIANI, (Italy to United Kingdom) - Comparison of two methods for distinguishing acinar and conductive ventilation inhomogeneity in subjects with established cystic fibrosis lung disease
  • Ivana BANIC, (Croatia to United Kingdom) -omics driven endotype definition in paediatric severe asthma- a translational approach
  • Davide BIONDINI, (Italy to Germany) - Validation of Biomarkers identified from experimentally induced Pulmonary Fibrosis in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Matteo BONATO, (Italy to Belgium) - Exploring the role of innate lymphoid cells in asthma
  • SAIFULLAH BULLO, (Malaysia to United Kingdom) - Therapeutic and cytotoxicity evaluation of graphene oxide quantum dots based anti-mycobacterial nanodelivery formulations against mycobacterial-infected macrophage model
  • Liliya CHAMITAVA, (Italy to United Kingdom) - Primary prevention of respiratory diseases: the role of pro-oxidants and antioxidants in diet
  • CATIA CILLONIZ, (Spain to Italy) - Multiplex Pneumonia Test for the Rapid Identification of Microbial Aetiology in Ventilation Associated Pneumonia Patients
  • Jules DERKS, (Netherlands to France) - Identification Of Molecular Subgroups of Pulmonary Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (LCNEC) With Clinical Relevant Phenotypes in Stage IV Disease
  • Tereza DOUSOVA, (Czech Republic to Portugal) - Assessment of Disease Liability of CFTR Mutations in Primary Tissues from Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Response to CFTR Modulators
  • Helen JO, (Australia to United Kingdom) - Clinical application of the current ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT IPF consensus guideline: Are the criteria too strict for clinical practice?
  • Wai-Yan LIU, International Fellowship (Netherlands to United States) - Mechanical abnormalities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • ANDREA MARCELLINI, (Italy to United Kingdom) - Investigation of novel glucocorticoid receptor agonists for selectivity of anti-inflammatory over anti-viral actions
  • Lijun Clara MOK, (Australia to Netherlands) - Charactering and assessing the trapped air appearance on CT scans in children with cystic fibrosis
  • Ersilia NIGRO, (Italy to United Kingdom) - Human respiratory epithelial cells expansion from endobronchial biopsies for airway tissue engineering
  • Lina PADERVINSKIENE, (Lithuania to Netherlands), PAH Fellowship - Automatic analysis of pulmonary vascular bed in chronic thromboembolic hypertension
  • Wouter Heero VAN GEFFEN, (Netherlands to United Kingdom) - Identifying Responders and exploring mechanisms of ACTION of the endobronchial coil treatment for Emphysema by Lung compliance measurement
  • Raquel VILLAR HERNANDEZ, (Spain to Netherlands) - Evaluating the immunogenicity of newly selected Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vivo expressed (IVE-TB) antigens

RESPIRE2 Fellowships recipients (3rd round) – programme co-funded by the European Union (EU)

  • Vasileios ANDRIANOPOULOS (Netherlands to Germany), Marie Curie fellow - Carbon dioxide partial pressure oscillations during exercise: relation to cerebral blood flow regulation and to the prevalence of cognitive dysfunction in COPD
  • Matteo BONINI (Italy to UK), Marie Curie fellow - Inflammatory and functional biomarkers of the Th2-low endotype in exercise-induced asthma
  • JanWillem DUITMAN (Netherlands to France), Marie Curie fellow - Identification, validation and characterization of the endogenous protease activated receptor-1 agonist driving pulmonary fibrosis
  • Eleftheria LETSIOU (USA to Germany), Marie Curie fellow - Targeting C5a in severe pneumococcal pneumonia: A role for neutrophil extracellular traps and microparticles to mediate sepsis and organ failure
  • John MCDONOUGH (Canada to Belgium) - Exploring the transcriptome and microbiome of end-stage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Danilo PIETRETTI (Italy to France) - Deciphering the mechanisms of zinc-mediated host defence against M. tuberculosis and other lung pathogens
  • Dwayne ROACH (USA to France) - Respiratory phage therapy: questioning the immune response to phages in the airways
  • Argyrios TZOUVELEKIS (USA to Greece), Marie Curie fellow - The role of phosphatases as antifibrotic regulators of fibroblast homeostasis in pulmonary fibrosis

Fellowships Programme on Guideline Methodology (2015-2016)

  • Diogenes Seraphim FERREIRA
  • Alexander G. MATHIOUDAKIS

The ERS offers this programme with NICE and COCHRANE.

Clinical training fellowship recipients 2016

  • Christiaan Tji-Joong GAN (Netherlands to United Kingdom) - Diagnostics and management of complicated infections in CF-Lung transplantation patients and ex vivo lung perfusion.
  • Aleksandar YANKULOV (Bulgaria to Germany) - Lung transplantation
  • Ankit PARAKH (India to United Kingdom) - Respiratory sleep monitoring and polysomnography
  • Elena MATROSOVICH (Germany to United Kingdom) - Advanced physiological monitoring in acute illness
  • Maria Laura VEGA (Argentina to Italy) - Extracorporeal CO2 removal systems and NIV