Name: Eóin Durkan
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Qualification of Study: PhD Clinical Exercise Physiology
Research Title: Exercise and Alpha-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Year commenced: 2016
Anticipated year of completion: 2019
Supervisor: Prof. Niall Moyna
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the early-onset (<40 years) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The prevalence of AATD in Ireland is among the highest in the world. This series of studies, in collaboration with the Alpha One Foundation, will seek to characterise the quality of life and physical fitness of AATD patients and to determine the physiological responses of AATD patients to acute and chronic exercise.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eoin_Durkan
Acknowledgements: This study is funded by the Irish Research Council and the Alpha One Foundation through the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme.