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University of Edinburgh’s Allergy and Respiratory Research Group (AARG)

The University of Edinburgh’s Allergy and Respiratory Research Group (AARG) was established in 2005 by Professor Aziz Sheikh. 

We are a multidisciplinary group of academics and clinicians, who together manage a range of clinical, epidemiological and basic science research projects based in Edinburgh and beyond. 

Professors Jurgen Schwarze leads the paediatric allergy services at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and he is supported in this role by Aziz Sheikh and Ms Susan Brown. 

Jurgen Schwarze also leads the Children’s and Young People’s Allergy Network Scotland (CYANS; 

Aziz Sheikh and Jurgen Schwarze co-lead the Scottish Allergy and Respiratory Academy (SARA;, which is responsible for running regular postgraduate training courses for clinicians across Scotland. 

The AARG also host the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research(,
 a virtual centre that brings together 13 universities from across the UK to drive forward collaborative applied asthma research. 

 New members – both clinical and academic – are always welcome and can in the first instance contact Dr Lynn Morrice, the AARG Manager:

Contact Professor Aziz Sheikh email for all queries to obtain further details.

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