Kian Fan Chung, MD, DSc, FRCP

National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK

Kian Fan Chung MD DSc is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of Experimental Studies at Imperial College London, and Physician at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK. He heads the Asthma Consortium of the NIHR-funded Biomedical Research Unit of the Royal Brompton NHS Trust. He co-leads the IMI-funded EU/EFPIA UBIOPRED project on severe asthma and is also an investigator in the MRC/Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, in the MRC-EPA Environment & Health Centre at Imperial/Kings Colleges and in the MRC-ABPI-funded COPD-MAP Consortium. He is also a Senior Investigator of the UK National Institute for Health Research.

His current research interests are focused on the role of airway smooth muscle and effects of oxidant stress, on the mechanisms underlying corticosteroid insensitivity, and on the impact of environmental pollution and nanoparticles on the lungs. The translational aspects relate to systems medicine approach to understanding the chronic airflow obstruction and inflammation of asthma and COPD. He also has a deep interest in the cough hypersensitivity syndrome.

He is currently on the Editorial Boards of Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Respirology, Translational Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Thoracic Diseases, European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & European Journal of Pharmacology, and is a founding Editor of COUGH. He has published over 650 original articles and reviews.

Focused Issue: Haze, Health and Disease