Pierre-Régis Burgel is currently Professor of Respiratory
Medicine at Paris Descartes University in Paris, France, where
he is also a senior researcher in the Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic
Airway Diseases Laboratory. He is a senior consultant at the
Respiratory Medicine Department of Cochin Hospital in Paris.
Pierre-Régis Burgel completed his medical training at the
University of Paris, School of Medicine (Paris), in 1999. After a
post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California in
San Francisco (USA) (1999–2001), he obtained a PhD in
respiratory cell biology at the University of Paris. His main research
interests include COPD phenotypes, CF in adults, and chronic
bacterial infection in COPD and CF. He has published over 150
articles in peer reviewed journals in these areas of lung disease.
Pierre-Régis Burgel is a member of several professional societies,
including the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the American
Thoracic Society (ATS), the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
(ECFS), and the Société de Pneumologie de Langue Francaise
(SPLF). He is Vice President of the French Cystic Fibrosis Society
and a member of the ERS College of Experts. He is also a member
of the Editorial Boards of the European Respiratory Journal,
COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and
Revue des Maladies Respiratoires. He is the scientific secretary of
the French collaborative group INITIATIVES BPCO, which is
dedicated to the identification of clinically relevant COPD
phenotypes. He was recently an active member of the ATS/ERS
task force on Research Questions in COPD and the ERS/ECFS
task force on the Provision of Care for Adults with CF in Europe.
Marco Contoli is Assistant Professor at the Section of
Respiratory Diseases, Dept of Medical Sciences, of the University
of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. He is also a respiratory consultant at
the Respiratory Disease Unit of the Arcispedale Sant’Anna,
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria (Ferrara).
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