The ALEC study group met on Saturday 9th September at the San Matteo Hospital respiratory department in Pavia, Italy. There were representatives of many groups contributing data to the project and there were talks and discussions on the progress of the elements of the work packages. A special thanks to Dr Angelo Corsico (ECRHS PI for Pavia, and member of the ECRHS steering committee) for hosting this meeting.
Professor Shyamali Dharmage, one of the ALEC chief investigators, was invited to present ALEC at the RMIT Futures Conference 2017: Research Requires Collaboration. The conference brought together Australian policymakers, leaders in regional and Australian business, academics and pioneering entrepreneurs for a frank debate about the prerequisites to sustain high quality research and innovation in Australia and the collaboration within H2020. Professor Dharmage’s well-received