Respiratory Research Group at Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI, Spain) is seeking international partners to collaborate and jointly submit proposals for Horizon Europe calls.

The research team is constituted by a multidisciplinary group of health professionals, including clinical pneumologists, nurses, biologists, physiotherapists, etc., specialised in bronchiectasis, sleep disorders, occupational respiratory diseases, and interstitial lung disease. The group has experience in obtaining national and international funding, having participated in MSCA actions and EIT Health innovation projects. We are willing to build strong collaborations to submit high-quality proposals to Horizon Europe calls related vascular respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, pulmonary endothelial dysfunction, aging and sleep apnea syndrome.

We have availability of primary endothelial progenitor cell lines derived from patients with vascular respiratory diseases such as COVID-19 or sleep apnea syndrome with or without cardiovascular complications and healthy controls. We also have serum and plasma samples of these same patients and all the clinical data associated. Moreover, we have wide expertise in in vitro and in vivo angiogenic models to assess endothelial function and mitochondrial abnormalities, senescence and oxidative stress. Finally, we develop 3D spheroid endothelial assays and run as metabolomics and transcriptomic analyses.