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Jacobson Lecture: Long-Covid: What will be the legacy from the pandemic? by Professor Chris Brightling

Professor Chris Brightling, University of Leicester

Date/Time: Thursday 13 May 2021, 5.30pm

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Hosted by Professor Sally Shortall, with introduction from Professor Andy Fisher

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all our lives. As the world picks itself up with implementation of vaccines and new treatments, many will have lost loved ones, and some will still be suffering from the consequence of Covid-19. What is Long-Covid? Is it important and will this leave an indelible mark of the pandemic for years to come?


Professor Chris Brightling’s research focusses on improving the clinical management and understanding the mechanisms of airway diseases such as asthma, chronic coughs and COPD. He has published almost 400 peer reviewed articles and is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator, alongside many other key positions he holds within leading global respiratory disease research bodies. Professor Brightling coordinates EMBER, the UK’s Medical Research Council’s Molecular Pathology Node and is the respiratory lead for the IMI 3TR – the prestigious European Innovative Medicines Initiative consortia.

Live Q&A:

The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A with the speaker. You can submit a question in advance by sending an email to or during the event using YouTube Live Chat or via Twitter @InsightsNCL.

This event will be hosted on YouTube, registration is not required.