Professor Bibek Gooptu

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.