Since the Trust began in 1964, we have funded research into every aspect of cystic fibrosis. We'll continue funding cutting-edge research until everyone with cystic fibrosis lives a life unlimited by the condition.
Cystic fibrosis affects many systems and organs in the body. By collaborating with national and international partners we continue to increase our understanding of the condition and improve the treatments and techniques available to manage the condition and all of its symptoms.
Take a look at our ,Research Strategy or explore the specific areas of research happening now.
Research for today: working to alleviate and manage the symptoms for everyone living with cystic fibrosis today.
Over the years, research funded by the Trust has made major contributions to improvements in clinical care, which have significantly increased life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis.
Research for tomorrow: investing in science to correct the basic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, so that we can transform the lives of everyone with the condition.
Currently, we are experiencing the most exciting period in the history of cystic fibrosis research. Over the next few years we expect research into transformational treatments will bring about a revolution for people with the condition.
- Small molecule interventions
- Gene Therapy and gene editing (read our genome editing FAQs for more information)
- Stem Cells/Stem Cell Project
- Other emerging technologies (novel nonsense mediated decay inhibitor for restoration of CFTR function)
Other areas of research: