ERS Gold Medal in ILD

Presented to: Gisli Jenkins Financially supported by Boehringer Ingelheim

The ERS Gold Medal in ILD offers a €50,000 research grant to the recipient and is recognises a researcher who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of ILD and who is currently pursuing an active research project in ILD.

Gisli Jenkins

Professor Gisli Jenkins is an NIHR Research Professor and Professor of Experimental Medicine at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. His research focus is on interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary fibrosis in particular. His work focuses on understanding mechanisms of fibrogenesis to enable the development of stratified approaches to the treatment of progressive pulmonary fibrosis.

He graduated from the University of Southampton before undertaking postgraduate training in respiratory medicine in London. He obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from University College London, funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC), before undertaking post-doctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco, as part of an ARC Clinician Scientist Fellowship.

He set up the Nottingham post-COVID respiratory clinic and is the academic lead for the Nottingham ILD Unit. He is the ILD lead for the MRC Nottingham Molecular Pathology Node, and the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership in Respiratory Medicine. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Nature Communications and Science Signalling.

Professor Jenkins’ research group has received funding from academic organisations including the NIHR, the NC3Rs, the Wellcome Trust, the MRC, and Asthma UK, as well as collaborative research awards with Biogen, Galecto, GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune and Novartis.

He is joint editor-in-chief of Thorax and was chair of the BTS Science and Research Committee until 2018. Professor Jenkins promotes public patient involvement in biomedical research and is currently a trustee of the patient charity Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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