This year's ERS Award for "Lifetime Achievement in Basic and Translational Sciences" goes to Rachel C. Chambers, a member of the DZL's International Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is the largest scientific and clinical organisation in respiratory medicine in Europe. This year ERS celebrates 30 years of recognising the excellence, contributions, and involvement of members within the society. Annually, ERS presents an array of prestigious awards to acknowledge scientific merit and engagement within the ERS by honouring exceptional members for their exemplary achievements and potential for further outstanding developments in all respiratory areas and within the society.
Rachel C. Chambers is Professor of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and Director of the Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair (CITR) within the Division of Medicine at University College London (UCL). She has had a longstanding research interest aimed at elucidating the signalling pathways and transcriptional networks underlying the development of lung inflammation and fibrosis. She has published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has held senior academic leadership positions, including serving as Vice-Dean for Innovation & Enterprise for the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences (2013 to 2021). She served as ERS Lung Science Conference and Seminars Director (2016 to 2019) and is currently Deputy Editor of Thorax and Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Review.