During most asthma attacks airway narrowing, viral infection and inflammation of the airway occur simultaneously. Previous work has focused on these three elements separately, however we will examine their interaction. Our early data suggest that during an asthma attack the body is unable to fight the virus which has triggered the attack and  as a result, inflammation in the airway increases, so worsening the patients asthma and making airway narrowing more likely. We aim to break this vicious cycle and improve care for asthma attacks.

Project type 
Fellowship
Year of funding 
2017