ERS | monograph Guest Editors Wim A. Wuyts Wim A. Wuyts is Associated Professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) and is Head of the Unit for Interstitial Lung Diseases in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the University Hospitals Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) and the Laboratory of Respiratory Medicine KU Leuven. He obtained his medical degree and completed his postgraduate training in respiratory medicine at KU Leuven. He further specialised in the Department of Interstitial Lung Diseases at The Royal Brompton Hospital (London, UK), where he worked with the leading experts Professor Ron du Bois and Professor Athol U. Wells. He also further specialised in PAH in the department of Professor Marion Delcroix at the University Hospitals Leuven. From 2000 to 2004, Wim Wuyts was an investigator at the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO Brussels, Belgium). In 2004, he earned a PhD in medical sciences at the KU Leuven with a thesis entitled “Human airway smooth muscle cells, role in chronic inflammatory disorders of the lung”. He graduated in hospital management at the KU Leuven in 2004. He became a Senior Clinical Investigator at the FWO in 2011 and still holds this role. Wim Wuyts is the driving force behind the ILD programme at the Laboratory of Respiratory Medicine of the KU Leuven. His research interests include immunology and fibrosis in ILDs, clinical research in ILDs and clinical trials in pulmonary fibrosis. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals concerning ILDs, lung transplantation, PH and asthma. He is a member of various national and international task forces and scientific boards. In October 2014, he was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of WASOG (World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases) and he is member of the medical council of the University Hospitals Leuven. Copyright ©ERS 2019. Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-111-5. Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-112-2. Print ISSN: 2312-508X. Online ISSN: 2312-5098. vi
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