Respiratory, Immunology and Inflammation SIG

SIG name

Respiratory, Immunology and Inflammation

SIG leaders

List of local Investigators (name and affiliation)

  • Sunil Bhat, University of Western Australia
  • Prof Peter Eastwood, University of Western Australia
  • Prof Mark Everard, University of Western Australia
  • Dr Peter Franklin, University of Western Australia
  • A/Prof Graham Hall, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Dr Elysia Hollams, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Prof Patrick Holt, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Prof Jeffrey Keelan, University of Western Australia
  • A/Prof Anthony Kicic, Telethon Kids Institute
  • A/Prof Alexander Larcombe, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Prof Peter le Souef, University of Western Australia
  • Dr Ashleigh Lin, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Prof Peter Sly, University of Queensland
  • A/Prof Deb Strickland, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Dr Phil Stumbles, Murdoch University
  • Dr Kimberley Wang, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Ms Elisha White, Telethon Kids Institute

Overview of the current data resources available in the SIG area

Pending

Overview of current/recent SIG activity

Pending

Outline of SIG plans for next 5 years

  • Promote the use of existing under-utilised Raine Study data by new research projects
  • Promote co-operative efforts to undertake a new Raine Study follow-up focussing on respiratory health, immune function and/or inflammation, in collaboration with other SIGs

Brief list of potential student/early career researcher projects

Please contact the Respiratory, Immunology and Inflammation SIG Leaders if you are interested in a research project incorporating Respiratory, Immunology and Inflammation  data and they will coordinate whom to contact within the group.

List of National/International Collaborating Investigators (name and affiliation)

Established collaborations
  • Prof Peter Sly, University of Queensland
  • Prof Zoltan Hantos, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Prof Adnan Custovic, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Emerging collaborations
  • Prof Shyamali Dharmage, University of Melbourne, Canada
  • Prof Fernando Martinez, University of Arizona, U.S.A.
  • A/Prof Padmaja Subbarao, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof John Henderson, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Top 5-10 key findings (with reference)

Additional recent publications

List of current/recent grants for Raine Study projects

  • National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Project Grant #1080492: 2015-2017 $713,813 – Professor Patrick Holt, Dr Elysia Hollams, Dr Anthony Bosco.  “Waxing and waning of asthma during transition from the teens to adulthood: identification of immunophenotypic markers to predict disease trajectory and guide development of treatment strategies to prevent progression to chronicity.”
  • NHMRC Project Grant 1021858: 2012-2015 $984,248 – A/Prof Graham Hall, Professor Patrick Holt, Dr Elysia Hollams, Professor Zoltan Hantos.  “Predicting asthma in young adults.

Examples of recent media

Researchers urge caution in how asthma test is used – Telethon Kids News & Events