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World Asthma Phenotypes Study (WASP)

The World Asthma Phenotypes Study (WASP) aims to better understand and characterise different sub-types (phenotypes) of asthma.

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The World Asthma Phenotypes Study (WASP) aims to better understand and characterise different sub-types (phenotypes) of asthma.

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The World Asthma Phenotypes Study (WASP) aims to better understand and characterise different sub-types (phenotypes) of asthma. Involved in the study are five centres; Bristol (UK), Wellington (New Zealand), Salvador (Brazil), Esmeraldas Province (Ecuador), Entebbe (Uganda).

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About WASP

The World Asthma Phenotypes Study (WASP) aims to better understand and characterise different sub-types (phenotypes) of asthma. This work is needed to better understand the aetiological mechanisms of asthma and to identify new causes and new treatments. Five centres are involved in the study; Bristol (UK), Wellington (New Zealand), Salvador (Brazil), Esmeraldas Province (Ecuador), Entebbe (Uganda). Detailed information will be collected from 200 asthmatics and 50 non-asthmatics in each centre, including sputum and nasal samples, blood samples, lung function and skin prick testing. Children and adolescents will be enrolled in all centres except Bristol where participants will be 26-27 years old.

The key features of this study are the inclusion of both high and low prevalence centres in both high income and low-and-middle income countries, more detailed biomarker information compared to previous studies and new bioinformatics methods for integrating and analysing data.

WASP is funded by a European Research Council grant.

Who We Are
Team Block
Principal Investigator

Neil
Pearce

Professor
EXECUTIVE / STEERING COMMITTEE / CHAIR
Centre PIs

Mauricio Barreto

Bahia

Phil Cooper

Ecuador/SGUL

Harriet Mpairwe

Uganda/MRC

Jeroen Douwes

Wellington
Executive

Neil
Pearce

Professor
STEERING COMMITTEE / CHAIR

Lucy
Pembrey

Assistant Professor

Mauricio Barreto

Bahia

Phil Cooper

Ecuador/SGUL

Harriet Mpairwe

Jeroen Douwes

Wellington
Steering Committee

Neil
Pearce

Professor
EXECUTIVE / CHAIR

Lucy
Pembrey

Assistant Professor

Laura Rodrigues

Sinead
Langan

Associate Professor

Mauricio Barreto

Bahia

Alvaro Cruz

Camila Figueiredo

Bahia

Sue Ring

Bristol

Phil Cooper

Cristina Artura

Ecuador/SGUL

Harriet Mpairwe

Alison Elliott

Beatrice Nassanga

Uganda/MRC

Jeroen Douwes

Collin Brooks

Wellington
Ethics Advisor

Rodolfo Saracci

Data management/analysis at LSHTM

Richard
Silverwood

Assistant Professor

Joanna Sturgess

Charlotte Rutter

Administration at LSHTM

Sarah
Thorne

Departmental Operating Officer

Donna
Davoren

Personal Assistant
Project administrator
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