Project

Epidemiologic study of risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Genetics
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Respiratory medicine
Keywords
prospective cohort study inflammation COPD epidemiology
 
Project description

The aim of this coordinated, multidisciplinary epidemiologic research is to identify novel COPD susceptibility genes and to elucidate the role of the systemic inflammation in the pathogenesis of COPD. Within a large prospective population-based cohort, the role of systemic inflammation will be investigated in the pathogenesis of COPD as well as in the extrathoracic consequences / comorbidities of COPD.