Phenotypes, Genotypes and Environmental Factors in Childhood Asthma

We are working in collaboration with the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study (MAAS) and Shared Genomics project to gain a better understanding of the genetic and environmental causes of childhood asthma. An important part of this work is to explore the phenotypes exhibited by children suffering from asthma, the underlying assumption being that asthma actually corresponds to a group of diseases with similar, but not identical, phenotypes.