Experiences of BTS Winter 2018: Rebecca Stinson

Rebecca Stinson is a PhD Student at the Centre for Atherothrombosis and Metabolic Diseases, Hull York Medical School, and a BALR Travel Award winner for the BTS Winter Meeting 2018. She gave an oral presentation her abstract "S64: Calcium Signalling in Co-culture Models: a Method for Modelling Cell-to-Cell Interactions in both Acute and Chronic Cough" on Thursday 6th December 2018 in the session "Signal failures: mechanisms of lung disease" and she has kindly shared her experience of the BTS with us. "It all started with a somewhat rhetorical question from a supervisor… “Have you thought about submitting an abstract in for BTS? The deadlines on Monday you’ve got ages to come up with somethin

Experiences of BTS Winter 2018: Abdullah Alqarni

Abdullah Alqarni is a PhD Student at the University of Nottingham, and a BALR Travel Award winner for the BTS Winter Meeting 2018. He gave an oral presentation his abstract "S55: Effect of electronic cigarette extraction on vasoactive gene expression in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle and endothelial cells" on Thursday 6th December 2018 in the session "Tobacco dependence and vaping" and has kindly shared his experience of the BTS with us. "I have been conducting my PhD in Respiratory Medicine since April 2016 at Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit on the City Hospital. I have been focusing on studying the role of cigarette smoke, e-cigarette, and hypoxia in the development of pulmonar

Experiences of BTS Winter 2018: Helena Crisford

Helena Crisford is a second-year PhD Student at the University of Birmingham, and a BALR Travel Award winner for the BTS Winter Meeting 2018. She gave an oral presentation her abstract "S15: Proteinase 3 Activity in PiSZ Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Non-deficient Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" on Wednesday 5th December 2018 in the session "COPD: Inflammation and iImunity" and she has kindly shared her experience of the BTS with us. "On Wednesday December 5th I had the pleasure of attending the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting at the QEII Centre in London, with support from the BALR. The meeting was packed with interesting presentations, posters and discussions from acros

Experiences of BTS Winter 2018: Marieke Wandel

Marieke Wandel is a PhD Student at the University of Southampton, and a BALR Travel Award winner for the BTS Winter Meeting 2018. She gave an oral presentation her abstract "S28: Adam33 knock-out is protective against post-natal airway hyperresponsiveness caused by maternal allergy" on Wednesday 5th December 2018 in the session "Mucosal and Microbial Drivers of Asthma" and she has kindly shared her experience of the BTS with us. "I was very excited to attend the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting in London this year with the help of a BALR travel bursary. Unfortunately, I could only attend for the day of my presentation, as a final year PhD student the pressure to get as many experiment

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