Professor Chris Brightling - Breathomics in Airways Disease: A Perspective from Major Consortia (Watch Now)
Professor Chris Brightling - NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre
Professor Christopher Brightling is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator, Respiratory Theme Lead for the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Institute for Lung Health, Leicester, UK. He is Coordinator for the European Union Consortium AirPROM, MRC/ABPI COPD (COPDMAP) Consortium and the MRC Molecular Pathology Node EMBER. He is founding Director of the ERS Clinical Research Collaborations.
As a well-respected expert in the immunopathogenesis of airway diseases, particularly asthma, chronic cough and COPD, his current projects include understanding the interactions between mast cells and airway smooth muscle cells in the development of the asthmatic phenotype, and migration and remodeling of airway smooth muscle in asthma and COPD.
Professor Brightling has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and has an h-index of 76 (google scholar). He has been an invited speaker at over 20 international meetings within the last 5 years. Professor Brightling is Associate Editor of the prestigious CHEST and Clinical Science journals and has contributed to updates for the American College of Chest Physicians’ Cough Guidelines, the British Thoracic Society Difficult Asthma Guidelines and the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Severe Asthma Task Force.