MTWC for Fibrosing Lung Disease Lecture Series – Genetics of Pulmonary Fibrosis | Events


We are delighted to be able to inform you of the start of the MTWC for Fibrosing Lung Disease Conference Series seminars commencing on tuesday 12and April and to welcome our guest speaker, Professor Louise Wain, University of Leicester, to Imperial.

Talk title: Genetics of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Date: Tuesday 12and April

Talk time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. UK time

Venue: The seminars will be hybrid and it will be possible to attend them via the given Teams link

Please note: If you would like to attend in person, be sure to complete the form in the registration link. Places will be limited to 80 and on a first come, first served basis. Refreshments will follow the lecture from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., so information on dietary requirements will be required.

More info – Louise Wain:

My research goals are to understand the genetic factors that contribute to the risk of developing respiratory disease. My main areas of interest are interstitial lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). IPF is a very debilitating but rare disease that causes scarring of the lungs and has a median survival time of 3 years. COPD is a common disease for which smoking is the main risk factor, but not all smokers develop the disease (and some non-smokers do too). These two diseases are also known to have heterogeneity in symptoms and progression, with some people having stable disease for months or years, and others experiencing rapid progression and frequent hospitalizations. Identifying the genetic determinants of disease risk and disease progression will improve our understanding of these diseases and guide us in developing new treatments.

Questions will be asked of those attending in person, but if you would like to submit a question ahead of the event, please send it to

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