Created at the University of Liège in October 2003, the center originally had around twenty research laboratories working in different fields using genoproteomic approaches.
Currently, the GIGA-Research is structured in the form of 9 thematic research units that total close to 600 people from 6 different Faculties (Medicine, Sciences, Applied Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Agro Biotech, Psychology), distributed in about fifty laboratories.The research within GIGA is revolving around 4 main axes: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, all the diseases related to Immunity, Inflammation and Infection and the neurosciences
The pneumology research unit is part of the GIGA research center. It works in close collaboration with the University Hospital of Liege (CHU) and is therefore an ideal setting for translational research. The pneumology research unit is an established center at international level for its research on inflammation in asthma and COPD. The research unit has all the facilities to undertake basic research being part of GIGA and may rely on the patient cohorts of the biggest pneumology department of Wallonia at Liege CHU.