Asthma project funded by Health Research Council

by IDReC

IDReC PI Professor Jeroen Douwes and his team have been awarded $1.2 million by the Health Research Council for a three-year project investigating “Non-inflammatory mechanisms in asthma”.

Asthma is a major public health issue in New Zealand, with one in four children and one in five adults estimated to be affected; amongst the highest prevalence in the world.

The study will investigate neurogenic dysfunction as a key mechanism underlying asthma, and identify novel pathways for effective interventions for all asthmatics.

The project is in collaboration with:

  • Dr Collin Brooks (Centre for Public Health Research) 
  • Prof Julian Crane (Medical School, Otago University)
  • Prof Richard Beasley (Medical Research Institute of New Zealand)
  • Prof Graham Le Gros (Monash Institute of Medical Research)
  • Prof Neil Pearce (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Prof Stephen Holgate (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Prof Peter Gibson (John Hunter Hospital, Australia)
  • Assoc Prof Philip Pattermore and Dr Shieak Tseng (Otago University) 
To read more about the project click here

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