Senior Investigator Profile

First NamePeter
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Thoracic Medicine, Honorary Consultant Physician
DepartmentNational Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial Collge London
InstitutionNational Heart & Lung Institute
NHS TrustRoyal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldRespiratory Diseases
Secondary Research FieldMedical Biochemistry
BiographyPeter Barnes is Professor of Thoracic Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and was appointed to his present post in 1987. He has published over 1000 peer reviewed papers on asthma, COPD and related topics and has edited over 40 books. He has been the most highly cited clinical scientist in Europe over the last 20 years.He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, the first respiratory researcher for over 150 years. He is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the WHO/NIH global guidelines on asthma (GINA) and COPD (GOLD). He also serves on the Editorial Board of over 30 journals and is currently Associate Editor of American Review of Respiratory Diseases, Chest, European Journal of Clinical Investigation and Journal of COPD, as well as respiratory Editor of PLoS Medicine. He has received honorary medical degrees from the Universities of Ferrara (Italy), Athens (Greece), Tampere (Finland) and Leuven (Belgium).He is involved in basic and clinical translational research aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms and treatment of asthma and COPD. His research has identified the molecular mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids and the molecular pathways leading to corticosteroid resistance. This has identified novel molecular targets for the treatment of steroid-resistant inflammatory diseases.Link to profile at Imperial College          

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