Innovative and collaborative research in cystic fibrosis

The Vertex Innovation Awards in Cystic Fibrosis are pleased to currently support the following innovative and collaborative research in cystic fibrosis:

VIA 2016 Awardees

Tackling non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection in individuals with CF through population-level whole genome sequencing
Project Lead: Prof R. Andres Floto, Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection, Papworth Hospital, UK & Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK

Use of nasal epithelial cells to investigate the relationship between CF mutation, clinical phenotype and CFTR dysfunction in CF
Project Lead: Dr David N. Sheppard, University of Bristol, UK

VIA 2015 Awardees

Optimising multiple-breath washout methods for infants and preschool children with CF
Project Lead: Dr Per M Gustafsson, Central Hospital, Sweden

Evaluating outcomes in European CF patients with access to their registry records
Project Lead: Dr Abaigeal Jackson, Cystic Fibrosis Registry of Ireland, Ireland

VIA 2014 Awardees

Project Lead: Prof. Dr Helge Hebestreit, Universit├Ąts-Kinderklinik W├╝rzburg, Germany

CFTR3: Personalised characterisation of rare CF genotypes
Project Lead: Dr Nico Derichs, CFTR Biomarker Center, Germany

Further validation of the PRAGMA CT score in young children with CF
Project Leads: Prof. Stephen Stick and Prof. Harm Tiddens, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Australia

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