previous awardees

Innovative and collaborative research in cystic fibrosis

VIA 2019 Awardees will be announced soon.

VIA 2018 Awardees

Estrogen regulation of microRNAs targeting alpha-1 antitrypsin in the female CF lung - a novel mechanism contributing to the "gender gap"
Project Lead: Prof. Catherine Greene, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Do epigenetic changes predict CF lung disease severity?
Project Lead: Prof. Sarath Ranganathan, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Exo-CF; exosomal biomarkers for early prediction of CF-related diabetes (CFRD)
Project lead: Dr Shafagh Waters, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

VIA 2017 Awardees

Assessment of lung function with multivolume 1(h) MR imaging in young CF patients: comparison with radiological, functional and clinical indicators
Project Lead: Prof. Andrea Aliverti, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

ATP12A as a novel therapeutic target in CF lung disease
Project Lead: Prof. Luis Juan Vicente Galietta, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Pozzuoli, Italy

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 Center 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: Prof. 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, Universitäts-Kinderklinik Würzburg, 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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