Professor Salman Siddiqui

Professor of Airway Disease and Respiratory Medicine


Professor Salman Siddiqui specialises in precision medicine and phenotyping, exploring ways to create treatments that work with patients’ individual needs. He is applying these approaches to COVID-19 in both UK and EU consortia to provide treatments that are tailored for patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and ensuring the best diagnostic and prognostic markers are implemented rapidly into clinical care pathways.

Professor Siddiqui is currently coordinating several COVID-19 studies:

  • Chief investigator for an EPSRC/EMBER-funded study into volatile breath/multi-omic profiling in COVID-19 pneumonia, using biological data to define biomarkers.
  • Leicester lead for national experimental medicine trials in COVID-19.
  • Principal investigator in a European group researching AI imaging-based diagnosis, and preparedness for coronavirus pandemics.
  • Involved with a national steering group for post COVID-19 imaging.
  • Current COVID-19 publications have evaluated the asthma risk of COVID-19 and image-based computer models of lungs in COVID-19 pneumonia.

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