BALR member?

BALR member?

December 10, 2018

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...

December 10, 2018

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 mat...

June 2, 2017

You may have noticed that we have been a little quiet on the blog front lately. We apologise for that! This is partly due to our publications secretary Greer moving to the US for an exciting post-doc opportunity (congrats Greer!), and due to our communication officer b...

August 30, 2016

The 2016 BALR summer meeting ‘Fight the Good Fight: Host Pathogen Interactions in the Lung’ was held in sunny Sheffield on 27-29th July, hosted by Colin Bingle and Helen Marriott. The meeting consisted of presentations from 15 invited speakers, 9 oral presentations cho...

August 2, 2016

Have you ever found yourself gasping for breath and sounding worryingly similar to Darth Vader by the time you reached the top of the stairs? Do you ever feel as though your lungs are about to explode when you overdo it in the gym? Or have you been forced to run for a...

June 3, 2016

A vast array of research methods utilise the immunological power of antibodies to identify antigens of interest. That is, in a lab, if you want to track a particular molecule in a sample you want to study, one of the best things you can do is apply an antibody known to...

June 2, 2016

 The Berlin wall: A metaphor for epithelial wall function?

 

Thanks to the BALR travel award, I (and 4 other award winners) was lucky enough to attend the ERS and the BALR held a joint seminar on 'New developments in in vitro models of the pulmonary epithelium'. The semi...

This year, the second British Lung Foundation (BLF) Alumni conference was held on the 18th March at Imperial College London. The BLF’s alumni scheme was originally launched in 2015 with the purpose of keeping the charity in touch with the researchers it has previously...

 

The 14th ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC) “System Approaches in Lung Disease” was held in the beautiful sunny city of Estoril, Portugal from 10 to 13 March.  The four day event was attended by over 165 delegates and hosted the very best of international lung science...

February 23, 2016

Pull apart and decode the human genome and you’ll find, rather surprisingly perhaps, that only 2% of it contains protein-coding genes. The majority of the leftover genes are transcribed into appropriately named non-protein-coding RNA (ncRNA). But, rather than simply ex...

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