YY (Hui Xin Ong) has received a prestigious Fellowship from the European Respiratory Society. The Long-Term Research Fellowship awarded is designed to "enable investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their career to carry out basic, translational or clinical research projects and to acquire and apply advanced research procedures and techniques" The award will allow YY to gain new skills in the area of medical imaging that can then be translated and 'value-added' to her home Institution at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.
The award, valued at € 30,700 will support YY during 2014, while she undertakes research at Southampton University. YY will work with Prof. Joy Conway's team at Southampton General Hospital to study mucociliary clearance in patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis. This will enable the team to gain a greater understanding of the disease and develop new approaches to enhancing lung function in patients with these critical illnesses. During this time she will gain experience in advanced medical imaging and be able to apply her skills in Respiratory Technology to develop new drug delivery systems that overcome hyper-mucosal secretion and enhance clearance mechanisms within this population.
The RespiTech Team congratulate YY on such a great achievement!