Professor Bibek Gooptu

Professor of Respiratory Biology


Professor Bibek Gooptu’s expertise in the mechanisms of inflammation in lung disease and extensive clinical experience is helping to guide the medical response to COVID-19.

Professor Gooptu has refocused his existing research into inflammatory responses to lung tissue damage to assess how SARS-CoV-2 leads to severe lung disease and mortality in COVID-19. In his clinical role as a consultant in respiratory medicine at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital he is responsible for diagnosing and managing patients with COVID-19. He is also planning the clinical follow-up and research studies to understand the long-term consequences of the virus and the needs of COVID-19 patients.

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