ERS Fellowship Recipients 2017-2018

Long-Term Research Fellowships recipients 

  • Kshitij AGARWAL (India to Italy)
    Evaluating the utility of endobronchial valves in the management of tubercular pulmonary cavities
  • Michele ARIGLIANI (Italy to London)
    Evaluation of respiratory impairment in subjects with sickle cell anemia using multiple breath washout
  • Remi COUDROY (France to Canada)
    BEARDS (Incidence of dyssynchronous spontaneous Breathing Effort, breath-stacking and reverse triggering in early Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
  • Slaven CRNKOVIC (Austria to USA)
    Elucidating the variation in smooth muscle cell subpopulations during pulmonary vascular remodelling
  • Ahmed EDRIS MOHAMED (Egypt to Belgium)
    Effect of two recently discovered single nucleotide polymorphisms on the response to inhaled corticosteroids in adult asthma
  • Rosalie Linssen (Netherlands to United States)
    Effects of NETs on airway mucus and epithelium
  • Mathieu MARILLIER (France to Canada)
    Exercise-related hypoxemia in chronic fibrosing interstitial lung diseases: does O2 supplementation improve locomotor muscle fatigue?
  • Laurent RENESME (France to Canada)
    Resident lung Endothelial Colony Forming Cells (ECFCs): function and therapeutic potential in neonatal lung hypoplasia.
  • Esther Irene SCHWARZ (Switzerland to United Kingdom)
    Pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea recurrence during continuous positive airway pressure therapy withdrawal
  • David DONAIRE-GONZALEZ(Spain to Netherlands)

Cofunded Long-Term Research Fellowships 

  • ERS/ALAT: Maria Paola ARELLANO-MARIC (Chile to Germany)
    The Debated Role of Sleep Studies in Patients under Established Home Mechanical Ventilation
  • ERS/DZL: Magdalena WUJAK (Poland to Germany)
    Role of AK4 in AMPK/HIF-1α signaling in regulation of metabolic reprogramming – impact on development of pulmonary hypertension including the cancer theory of pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • ERS/EMBO: Sally YUNSUN KIM (Australia to UK)
    REpaiR3: REgeneration, REcovery and REstoration of Lung Function

Fellowship in Industry

  • Eleni LITSIOU (Greece) 
  • Dimosthenis LYKOURAS (Greece) 
  • Francis NISSEN (Belgium) 

This initiative is offered in collaboration with Novartis and is based in Basel, Switzerland. 

Short-Term Research Fellowships recipients – October 2017 round

  • Maria Rosa FANER (Spain to United States)
    Multi-level data integration to approach the heterogeneity of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Oriol SIBILA (Spain to United States)
    Tackling Disease Heterogeneity in Bronchiectasis: The EMBARC-BRIDGE study
  • Federica TRUCCO (Italy to Netherlands)
    Respiratory muscle strength tests as predictors of hypoventilation in neuromuscular children
  • Giuseppe CICERO (Italy to UK)
    Validation of bi-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) Fourier Decomposition (FD) as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique to assess lung ventilation and perfusion compared to computed tomography (CT), Hyperpolarised gases (HP-MRI) and Contrast-Enhanced MRI (CE-MRI).
  • Luca GIORDANO (Finland to Germany)
    Therapeutic mRNA species encoding alternative oxidase (AOX) to prevent acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV)
  • Canan DEMIR (Turkey to Belgium)
    The Lymphocyte Proliferation Test (LPT) to Assess the Immunotoxicity of Silica Nanoparticles
  • Laura Moschino (Italy to United Kingdom)
    Pharmacokinetics, effectiveness and mid-term outcomes of very early caffeine citrate in extremely preterm infants
  • Amany  ELBEHAIRY (Egypt to United Kingdom)
    Peripheral and Cardiac Muscles Abnormalities in Smokers with Mild Airway Obstruction: Implication for Exercise Intolerance
  • Paul BRINKMAN (Netherlands to United Kingdom)
    Real-time detection of novel inflammatory biomarkers in asthma and COPD

Short-Term Research Fellowships recipients – April 2018 round

  • Serena DI VINCENZO (Italy to Netherlands)
    Role of cellular senescence in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in COPD
  • Pawan SHARMA (Australia to Switzerland)
    Investigating mechanisms by which autophagy and RNF145 may regulate lung growth and development
  • Anand Kumar ANDIAPPAN (Simgapore to Sweden)
    Integrating whole blood microRNA and mRNA expression to identify human gene regulatory networks for asthma and lung function in adolescence
  • Carmen VEITH (Netherlands to Germany)
    Towards personalized medicine in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by screening exhaled volatiles in patients’ bronchial epithelial cells
  • Ashley SULLIVAN (Ireland to UK)
    Advanced primary airway epithelial cell culture and the role of microbial metabolites
  • Stephen DOLAN (UK to US)
    A Clash of Kingdoms in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung: Elucidating the genetic basis of the interspecies interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Myrofora GOUTAKI (Switzerland to UK)
    Identifying knowledge gaps for primary ciliary dyskinesia research: combining experts’ and patients’ perspective
  • Mahesh Manjunath Gouda (India to Germany)
    Development of a pre-clinical ex vivo validation tool for the confirmation of hits from a high-throughput drug screening assay in IPF

Cofunded Short-Term Research Fellowship 2017/2018

  • ERS/TTS: Grace COOPER(UK to Australia)
    Understanding the role of lung-resident Natural Killer (NK) cells in COPD pathogenesis
  • ERS/EMBO: Veronica ALFIERI (Italy to UK)
    Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in sarcoidosis: investigation into macrophage immune defects in response to Aspergillus fumigatus

RESPIRE3 Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship recipients – 2nd round 

  • Aideen ALLEN (Ireland to France) 
    From environmental bacteria to obligate pathogen: the study of adaptations enhancing the virulence of tuberculosis bacilli
  • Sabine BARTEL (Germany to Netherlands) 
    Generating episomes - design and targeted delivery of epigenetic editors to the human lung epithelium in COPD by extracellular vesicles
  • Cristina LONGO (Canada to Netherlands)
    Understanding the obese-asthma phenotype: identifying potential mechanisms predictive of asthma treatment response in children with excess weight
  • Louise ORGAN (Australia to United Kingdom) 
    Using organoids to understand how AKAP13 regulates integrin-mediate mechanotransduction signalling to promote pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sinem TAS (Netherlands to Sweden) 
    3D bioprinted smart hydrogel for lung tissue engineering
  • Atul VASHIST (India to United Kingdom) 
    Deciphering the molecular determinants of mycobacterial persistence through genetic screens in various dormancy models using CRISPR-Cas9 technology

Fellowships Programme on Guideline Methodology 2017-2018

  • Sarah Crook (Switzerland)

ERS offers this programme in collaboration with NICE and COCHRANE.

Clinical Training Fellowship recipients 2017/2018

  • Dmytro BUTOV (Ukraine to Spain)
    To gain experience on the management, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB, especially M/XDR TB
  • Olalla CASTRO AÑON (Spain to United Kingdom)
    Local Anaesthetic Thoracoscopy
  • DESPO IERODIAKONOU (Greece to United Kingdom)
    Medical history & diagnosis of allergic/asthma patient , allergy testing, spirometry, challenge testing, rhinoscopy, allergy management immunotherapy
  • Carlo De Pieri (Italy to France)
    Flexible bronchoscopy in children