Agnes Boots
event_seat Assistant Professor

Molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of chronic respiratory diseases including IPF and ILDs

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Upon obtaining my PhD degree end 2006, I have 16 years of experience in life sciences research in which I have published over 70 papers with an H-index of 29. I am assistant editor for Respiratory Research and European Respiratory Reviews, guest editor of a special issue of Antioxidants (Redox Regulation in Respiratory Diseases) and member of the editorial board of American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Additionally, I am an external reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals including European Respiratory Journal, Respiratory Research, Particle and Fibre Toxicology, Chemical Research in Toxicology, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Free Radical Biology of Medicine, Clinical Nutrition and Journal of Nutrition. I am teaching in Bachelor and Master of Biomedical Sciences, am member of the Management Team, the numerus fixus selection team and the coordinator of the scientific writing trajectory of this educational program.

My main areas of scientific interest are molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of chronic respiratory diseases including IPF and ILDs with special emphasis on redox signaling and its possible modulation with natural compounds as well as drugs. Additionally, I study possible triggers for the onset of ILDs including (personal) occupational and domestic exposure to a variety of compounds including cat litter, particles and paint. Finally, I aim at using volatile biomarkers in breath to diagnose chronic lung diseases at an early stage as well as to understand their pathology and monitor their progression/remission in response to treatment.

Associated Projects

DNA damage and repair

Modulation of DNA damage and repair by Inflammation More »


Characterisation and identification of volatile organic compounds in breath from patients and healthy controls More »