AAIR is proud to raise funds for the world renowned research unit based at University Hospital Southampton. The team is dedicated to finding effective treatments and cures for asthma, allergies and inflammatory lung diseases and have been involved with many vital breakthroughs including the identification of an important asthma gene. We depend on donations and grants alone. We are always happy to welcome visitors to see where the funding goes and meet the medical research team.
AAIR researchers have access to excellent biomedical and clinical research facilities and laboratories within the partnership of University of Southampton (UoS) and University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust.
Patients and volunteers from the community volunteer to participate in wide-ranging research projects. These include clinical trials of new treatments and observational studies to understand disease progression over time.
Clinical samples from these trials are collected and used for detection of mediators or cells are isolated and grown in the laboratory for investigations into disease mechanisms.
Patients and volunteers participating in research will usually be seen within the clinical research facilities based at Southampton General Hospital. Clinical facilities include:
– NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
– NIHR Clinical Research Facility
– UoS Clinical Trials Unit.
access to excellent
AAIR researchers have excellent laboratory facilities to study into asthma, allergy and inflammatory diseases. The research is predominantly hosted in the laboratories of the School of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, including:
– The Roger Brooke Laboratory
– Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Laboratory
– Biomedical Imaging Unit
– Histochemistry Research Unit
– Flow cytometry Resource