ERS Research Award: Innovation In Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Science And Medicine

Michael Loebinger

Dr Michael Loebinger

Offered to one awardee who is both a researcher and is pursuing an active research project in the NTM lung disease field.

Michael Loebinger is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital with a specialist interest in respiratory infections, bronchiectasis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

He co-chairs the British Thoracic Society (BTS) bronchiectasis guideline committee and co-wrote the BTS NTM and European Respiratory Society (ERS) bronchiectasis guidelines.

He is a founding member of the UK and European clinical and research bronchiectasis networks, leads global multicentre clinical trials and chairs the Embarc NTM registry. He also chaired the infection special advisory group for the BTS (2013-2016) and is secretary of the ERS Respiratory Infection group. In addition, he holds an honorary senior lecturer position at Imperial College and supervises PhD, MSc and medical students.

His research is presently focussing on molecular techniques to assess microbial infection and host response, in addition to novel endpoint development.