The European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress is the largest respiratory congress and brings together leading experts in all fields of respiratory medicine and research. ERS Assembly 3 shapes the basic and translational science aspects of this congress, aiming to combine cutting-edge novel developments in basic research with novel clinical findings. In this article, we summarise a selection of the scientific highlights from the perspective of the three groups within Assembly 3. In particular, we discuss new insights into the pathophysiology of the human alveolus, novel tools in organoid development and (epi)genome editing, as well as insights from the presented abstracts on novel therapeutic targets being identified for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
- HUMAN FETAL LUNG