Project

Translational and epidemiological research on the pathogenesis of and host factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Duration
01 October 2007 → 13 January 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Genetics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Morphological sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Morphological sciences
Keywords
inflammation epidemiology COPD
 
Project description

Chronic Obstructive Pumonary Disease (COPD) is a disease which is characterized by progressive airflow limitation. COPD is associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious gases. Only 20% of smokers develop COPD, implicating a genetic influence. In this prospective cohort study, we will try to identify which (genetic) determinants are associated with COPD.