Guest Editors R.A. Floto R.A. Floto is a Principle Investigator and Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK). His laboratory, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council (UK), is focussed on understanding how the immune system interacts with bacterial and mycobacterial pathogens to trigger inflammatory lung damage. He is head of research at the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection directing clinical and translational studies on CF and non-CF bronchiectasis and is an Honorary Consultant at Papworth Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital (both Cambridge). Recent honours received include the BUPA Foundation Researcher of the Year award (2010) and the European Respiratory Society Maurizio Vignola Award for Innovation in Pulmonology (2007). C.S. Haworth C.S. Haworth is Director of the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection (incorporating The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, The Lung Defence Clinic and The Immunology Clinic) at Papworth Hospital (Cambridge, UK). He is also an Honorary Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The Lung Defence Clinic oversees the care of more than 1,000 patients with bronchiectasis associated with primary and secondary immunodeficiency syndromes, nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease, Aspergillus-related lung disease, rheumatoid arthritis, serious childhood infection, chronic aspiration and primary ciliary dyskinesia. C.S. Haworth trained at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospital in London (UK), before moving to Cambridge in 2003. He is a co-author of the North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/the UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust/European Cystic Fibrosis Society Bone Health Guidelines and is co-chair (with R.A. Floto) of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society NTM working group. He collaborates with several research groups at the University of Cambridge and is the chief investigator of multicentre, novel therapy, clinical trials in cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF bronchiectasis. Eur Respir Mon 2011. 52, v. Printed in UK all rights reserved. Copyright ERS 2011. European Respiratory Monograph ISSN: 1025-448x. DOI: 10.1183/1025448x.10004811 v
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