Project: Epidemiologic study of risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- project duration
- 01-JAN-09 – 31-DEC-12
- The aim of this coordinated, multidisciplinary epidemiologic research is to identify novel COPD susceptibility genes and to elucidate the role of the systemic inflammation in the pathogenesis of COPD. Within a large prospective population-based cohort, the role of systemic inflammation will be investigated in the pathogenesis of COPD as well as in the extrathoracic consequences / comorbidities of COPD.