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Professor Stephen Holgate

 KBE, CBE, BSc, MD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci
Professor of Immunopharmacology

Research interests

  • Unravelling the Pathogenesis of Asthma
  • Respiratory Virus Infection as Asthma and COPD Exacerbation
  • Translating Insights from Asthma to SARS-CoV-2-induced COVID-19

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As a clinical scientist, Stephen Holgate has contributed greatly to the understanding and treatment of allergic and respiratory diseases, including asthma, COPD and COVID-19. His contributions span science, medicine, public health, and policy initiatives, all for the benefit of patients and society. As a true physician-scientist, he has contributed to the promotion of respiratory and environmental health at multiple levels: discovery of new scientific principles; translating these to more effective therapy not only for asthma and COPD but also for COVID-19; forming and leading organisations that promote lung health and chairing committees that write reports aiming to influence Government Policy for promoting health both in his own speciality and beyond.