Professor Ian Yang

Conjoint Head, PCH-Northside Clinic

Prince Charles Hospital Northside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
i.yang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 3139 5050

Overview

Professor Ian Yang is a Thoracic Physician and Director of Thoracic Medicine at The Prince Charles Hospital, and Head of the PCH-Northside Clinical Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Research Interests

  • Clinical and translational research in chronic lung diseases
    Pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of chronic lung diseases, including COPD, asthma, lung cancer, mesothelioma and effects of air pollution

Research Impacts

His clinical work is in the field of thoracic medicine, and his research team is studying gene-environmental interaction in COPD, asthma, lung cancer and air pollution. He is involved in the training of higher degree students in translational research into lung diseases.

He is a Chair of the National COPD Guidelines Committee of the Lung Foundation Australia, and a member of the COPD Coordinating Committee. He is Chair of the Medical Programs and Research Advisory Committee of the Asthma Foundation Queensland NSW.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
  • Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and Ne
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle
  • FRACP
  • MBBS (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Hiles, S. A., Harvey, E. S., McDonald, V. M., Peters, M., Bardin, P., Reynolds, P. N., Upham, J. W., Baraket, M., Bhikoo, Z., Bowden, J., Brockway, B., Chung, L. P., Cochrane, B., Foxley, G., Garrett, J., Hew, M., Jayaram, L., Jenkins, C., Katelaris, C., Katsoulotos, G., Koh, M. S., Kritikos, V., Lambert, M., Langton, D., Rivero, A. L., Marks, G. B., Middleton, P. G., Nanguzgambo, A., Radhakrishna, N., Reddel, H., Rimmer, J., Southcott, A. M., Sutherland, M., Thien, F., Wark, P. A. B., Yang, I. A., Yap, E. and Gibson, P. G. (2018) Working while unwell: Workplace impairment in people with severe asthma. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, . doi:10.1111/cea.13153

  • Marshall, Henry M., Yang, Ian A., Bowman, Rayleen V. and Fong, Kwun M. (2018) Editorial on PanCan study. Translational Lung Cancer Research, 7 Suppl 1: S57-S59. doi:10.21037/tlcr.2018.01.17

  • Yang, Ian A., Brown, Juliet L., George, Johnson, Jenkins, Sue, McDonald, Christine F., McDonald, Vanessa M., Phillips, Kirsten, Smith, Brian J., Zwar, Nicholas A. and Dabscheck, Eli (2017) COPD-X australian and New Zealand guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 2017 update. Medical Journal of Australia, 207 10: 436-442. doi:10.5694/mja17.00686

View all Publications

Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

View all Supervision

Available Projects

  • Improving approaches to the early diagnosis, monitoring and management of patients with COPD

  • Genetics and epigenetics of ageing in the lung

  • Gene-environment interaction in the lung's response to exposure to air pollutants

View all Available Projects

Publications

Book Chapter

  • Fong, Kwum M., Larsen, Jill E., Wright, Casey M., Sriram, Krishna, Davidson, Morgan, Daniels, Marissa, Sekido, Yoshitaka, Bowman, Rayleen V., Yang, Ian A. and Minna, John D. (2017). Molecular basis of lung carcinogenesis. In William B. Coleman and Gregory J. Tsongalis (Ed.), The molecular basis of human cancer 2nd ed. (pp. 447-496) Totowa, NJ, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-458-2_28

  • Holloway, John, Yang, Ian, Rosenwasser, Lanny J. and Holgate, Stephen T. (2011). Genetic aspects. In Ruby Pawankar, Giorgio Walter Canonica, Stephen T. Holgate and Richard F. Lockey (Ed.), World Allergy Organization (WAO) White Book on Allergy (pp. 75-78) Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.: World Allergy Organization.

  • Fong, Kwun M., Bowman, Rayleen V., Yang, Ian A. and Miles, Kenneth A. (2007). Perfusion CT applications in lung cancer. In Kenneth Miles, Chusilip Charnsangavej and Charles A. Cuenod (Ed.), Multi-Detector Computed Tomography in Oncology: CT Perfusion Imaging (pp. 111-128) New York, United States: Informa Healthcare.

  • Yang, I. A., Kim, S. T. and Bell, S. C. (2005). Antiobiotics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. In P. Gibson (Ed.), Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine (pp. 389-414) Carlton South, Australia: Blackwell Publishing Asia.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Vaughan, A., Stevanovic, S., Morrison, L., Pourkhesalian, A., Rahman, M., Zare, A., Miljevic, B., Ristovski, Z., Goh, F., Relan, V, Bowman, R., Fong, K. and Yang, I (2015). Organic content of diesel emission particles and human bronchial epithelial cell responses to primary and aged diesel emissions. In: Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, (74-74). 27 March – 1 April 2015. doi:10.1111/resp.12495_3

  • Altenberger, Corinna, Heller, Gerwin, Schmid, Bianca, Ziegler, Barbara, Muellauer, Leonhard, Lang, Gyoergy, End-Pfuetzenreuter, Adelheid, Doeme, Balazs, Arns, Britt-Madeleine, Fong, Kwun M., Wright, Casey M., Yang, Ian A., Klepetko, Walter, Zielinski, Christoph C. and Zoechbauer-Mueller, Sabine (2014). Transcriptional regulation of SPAG6 by DNA methylation in NSCLCs. In: Proceedings: AACR Annual Meeting 2014. 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), San Diego, CA United States, (). 05-09 April 2014. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2014-397

  • Simpson, J. L., Yang, I. A., Reynolds, P. N., Hodge, S. J., James, A. L., Upham, J., Jenkins, C., Peters, M. and Gibson, P. G. (2013). Alternatives to Induced Sputum for Identifying Patients with Eosinophilic Asthma. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings. 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings of The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Darwin, NT Australia, (43-43). 22 - 27 March 2013. doi:10.1111/resp.12046

  • Goh, Felicia, Duhig, Edwina, Clarke, Belinda, Dettrick, Andrew, Godbolt, David, Tran, Kayla, Franz, Louise, Barr, Jeremy, Parsonson, Kylie, Martins, Maria, Davidson, Morgan, Wright, Casey, De laat, John, Shaw, Janet, Martin, Jennifer, Parris, Brielle, Shaw, Eloise, De Souza, Laura, Tjahjadi, Jane, Daniels, Marissa, Larsen, Jill E., Semmler, Annalese, Stockwell, Rachel, Savarimuthu, Santiyagu, Relan, Vandana, Sriram, Krishna, Campbell, Jennifer, Kim, Samuel, Tan, Maxine, Morrison, Leanne, Chee, Kelly, Impey, Emily, Vaughan, Annalicia, Rahman, Sasha A., Chang, Nick, Windsor, Morgan, Naidoo, Rishendran, Matar, Kevin, Tam, Robert, Cole, Peter, Yang, Ian A., Bowman, Rayleen and Fong, Kwun (2013). Heterogeneity in tumour content and necrosis in primary lung cancers: Implications for molecular analysis. In: 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Sydney, Australia, (S1038-S1039). October 27-30, 2013. doi:10.1097/01.JTO.0000438438.14562.c8

  • Hakim, R., Mccarthy, L., Masel, P. J., Bowman, R. V., Burke, A., Bazdar, S., Serginson, J. G. and Yang, I. A. (2013). Personalized care for COPD: the "COPD Snapshot". In: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings, Darwin, NT, Australia, (10-10). 22-27 March 2013. doi:10.1111/resp.12045

  • O'Hare, P. E., Ayres, J., O'Rourke, R., Slaughter, R. E., Marshall, H. M., Bowman, R. V., Fong, K. M. and Yang, I. A. (2013). Visual Coronary Artery Calcification Score On Thoracic Ct Predicts All-Cause Mortality in Patients with Copd. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings. 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings of The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Darwin, NT Australia, (18-18). 22 - 27 March 2013. doi:10.1111/resp.12045

  • Goddard, John R., Serginson, John, Mccarthy, Lisa, Waller, Rina, Bowman, Rayleen V., Fong, Kwun M. and Yang, Ian A. (2012). An evidence-based checklist for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings, Canberra, ACT, (32-32). 30 March - 4 April 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02142.x

  • Relan, V., Schagen, J., Morrison, L., Martins, J., Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Yang, I. A., Fong, K. M. and Bowman, R. V. (2012). Discovery of new active drugs for treatment of malignant mesothelioma by screening the JHCCL clinical compound library. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings, Canberra ACT, Australia, (70-70). 30 March-4 April 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02143.x

  • Garside, C. G., Simpson, J. L., Yang, I. A., Reynolds, P. N., Hodge, S. J., James, A. L., Upham, J., Gibson, P. G. and Amazes Study Research Group (2012). Inflammatory subtypes of uncontrolled asthma in Australia. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings, Canberra, ACT, (40-40). 30 March - 4 April 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02142.x

  • Duhig, E. E., Clarke, B. E., Godbolt, D., Dettrick, A., Pauli, J., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R., V and Fong, K. M. (2012). Interobserver agreement of lung adenocarcinoma diagnosis when applying the 2011 Iaslc/ats/ers Multidisciplinary Classification of Lung Adenocarcinoma. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S165-S165). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Sriram, K. B., Relan, V, Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Windsor, M. N., Matar, K. S., Naidoo, R., Passmore, L., McCaul, E., Courtney, D., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R., V and Fong, K. M. (2012). Pleural fluid cell-free dna integrity index and mesothelin to identify cytologically negative malignant pleural effusions including mesotheliomas. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S184-S184). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Fong, K., Marshall, H., Bowman, R., Yang, I., Slaughter, R., Fuentes, M., Crossin, J., Leong, S., Ayres, J., Windsor, M., Redmond, S., McCaul, L., Passmore, L. and Zimmerman, P. (2012). Screening for lung cancer. In: Special Issue: Abstracts for the RACP Future Directions in Health Congress 2012. RACP Future Directions in Health Congress 2012, Brisbane QLD, Australia, (5-5). 6-9 May 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02779.x

  • Goh, F., Daniels, M., Shaw, J. G., Courtney, D., Passmore, L., McCaul, L., Duhig, E., Clarke, B., Parsonson, K., Brady, J., Butler, D., Martins, M., Davidson, M., Wright, C. M., Martin, J., Morrison, L., Relan, V, Savarimuthu, F. S. M., Windsor, M. N., Matar, K. S., Naidoo, R., Tam, R., Colosimo, M., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R., V and Fong, K. M. (2012). Screening lung Tumour tissue for whole genome sequencing. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S168-S169). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Sriram, K. B., Relan, V, Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Windsor, M. N., Matar, K. S., Naidoo, R., Passmore, L., McCaul, E., Courtney, D., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R., V and Fong, K. M. (2012). Telomere length in pleural fluid is not different between malignant and benign effusions. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S184-S184). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Marshall, H. M., Bowman, R., V, Crossin, J., Lau, M. A., Slaughter, R. E., Ayres, J., Passmore, L. H., McCaul, E. M., Leong, S. C., Courtney, D. A., Windsor, M. N., Yang, I. A., Zimmerman, P., V., Hayes, T. J., Redmond, S. J., Lam, S. C., Tammemagi, M. C. and Fong, K. M. (2012). The Queensland Lung Cancer Screening Study: risk stratification using participant data and lung function tests can significantly increase screening effectiveness. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S177-S177). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Duhig, E. E., Clarke, B. E., Godbolt, D., Dettrick, A., Pauli, J., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R., V and Fong, K. M. (2012). The application of Fuhrman Nuclear Grade to lung adenocarcinoma and correlation with the Iaslc/ats/ers Multidisciplinary Classification of Adenocarcinoma and Survival in stage 1 disease. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S165-S165). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Duhig, E. E., Clarke, B. E., Godbolt, D., Dettrick, A., Pauli, J., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R., V and Fong, K. M. (2012). The application of mitotic activity and necrosis to lung adenocarcinoma and correlation with the Iaslc/ats/ers multidisciplinary classification of adenocarcinoma in stage 1 disease. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S165-S165). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Shaw, E., Wright, C., Bowman, R., V, Yang, I. A., Duhig, E., Clarke, L. and Fong, K. M. (2012). The expression of epithelial mesenchymal transition markers in early stage non-small cell lung cancer. In: Abstracts of the 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 4th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Adelaide SA, Australia, (S183-S183). 23-25 August 2012. doi:10.1097/JTO.0b013e318268ff90

  • Mackintosh, John A., Marshall, Henry M., Yang, Ian A., Bowman, Rayleen V. and Fong, Kwun M. (2012). Volume doubling time of non-small cell lung cancer: Relationships to tumour and patient characteristics. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings. Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2012 Annual Scientific Meetings, Canberra, ACT, (36-36). 30 March - 4 April 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02142.x

  • Sriram, K. B., Larsen, J. E., Francis, S. M. S., Wright, C. M., Mattar, K., Windsor, M., Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Hayward, N. K., Bowman, R. V., Yang, I. A. and Fong, K. M. (2011). Array-comparative genomic hybridization identifies novel copy number alterations in recurrent squamous cell lung cancer. In: Supplement to Journal of Thoracic Oncology: 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne VIC, Australia, (S34-S34). 6-8 October 2011.

  • Relan, V., Schagen, J., Morrison, L., Parsonson, K. P., Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Yang, I. A., Fong, K. M. and Bowman, R. V. (2011). Discovery of Active New Drugs in Malignant Mesothelioma. In: Abstract Book2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress. European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress on Integrating Basic and Translational Science, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Medical Oncology, Advocacy and Care (2011), Stockholm, Sweden, (S143-S144). 23-27 September 2011. doi:10.1016/S0959-8049(11)70811-5

  • Dent, A., Bowman, R., Zimmerman, P, Yang, I. and Fong, K. (2011). Electronic nose distinguishes lung cancer from healthly smoking controls. In: Supplement to Journal of Thoracic Oncology: 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne, Australia, (S18-S18). 6-9 October 2010.

  • Sriram, K. B., Tan, M. E., Savarimuthu Francis, S. M., Wright, C. M., Relan, V., Martins, M. U., Bowman, R. V., Yang, I. A. and Fong, K. M. (2011). Evaluation of EGFR mutations in NSCLC using ME-PCR and HRM. In: Supplement to Journal of Thoracic Oncology: 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne VIC, Australia, (S7-S7). 6-8 October 2011. doi:10.1097/01.JTO.0000394634.73009.dc

  • Relan, V., Quinn, K. R., Wright, C. M., Savarimuthu, S. M., Tan, M. E., Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Yang, I. A., Fong, K. M. and Bowman, R. V. (2011). Genetic changes in two cell lines from human malignant mesothelioma during long term culturing. In: Supplement to Journal of Thoracic Oncology: 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne, Australia, (S33-S33). 6-9 October 2010.

  • Wright, C. M., Francis, S. M. S., Sriram, K. B., Quinn, K. R., Stark, M. S., Hayward, N. K., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R. V. and Fong, K. M. (2011). Mapping the lung cancer methylome. In: Supplement to Journal of Thoracic Oncology: 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne VIC, Australia, (S10-S10). 6-9 October 2010.

  • Relan, V., Bowman, R. V., Yang, I. A. and Fong, K. M. (2011). Merkel cell polyoma virus in lung cancer. In: Supplement to Journal of Thoracic Oncology: 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne VIC, Australia, (S36-S36). 6-8 October 2011. doi:10.1097/01.JTO.0000394634.73009.dc

  • Thomas, J. D., Mohammed, O., Slaughter, R. E., Feuntes, M., Crossin, J., Marshall, H., Wright, C. M., Martins, M. U., Tan, M. E., Yang, I. A., Fong, K. M. and Bowman, R. V. (2011). Relationships between pleural plaques, lung asbestos content and asbestos exposure in Australians with or at risk of lung cancer. In: Abstracts of the 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne, Australia, (S9-S10). 6-9 October 2010. doi:10.1097/01.JTO.0000394634.73009.dc

  • Rassam, L. J., Sinhal, N. P., Mackenzie, H., Bowman, R. V., Fong, K. M., Yang, I. A., Pratt, G., Fay, M., Hughes, B., Windsor, M. F. and Matar, K. (2011). The lung cancer journey - a review from the prince charles hospital pulmonary malignancy unit. In: Supplement to Journal of Thoracic Oncology: 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC). 3rd Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC), Melbourne VIC, Australia, (S36-S36). 6-8 October 2011.

  • Martins, M. U., Quinn, K. R., Savarimuthu Francis, S. M., Wright, C. M., Tan, M. E., Passmore, L. H., McCaul, E., Relan, V., Sriram, K. B., Davidson, M. R., De Laat, J. A., Parris, B. A., Campbell, J., Shaw, E. F., Tjahjadi, J., Hunter, S. C., Larsen, J. E., Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Zimmerman, P. V., Yang, I. A., Bowman, R. V. and Fong, K. M. (2010). Banking of tissues and body fluids for translational lung research. In: Respirology. Special Issue: The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2010 Annual Scientific Meetings. The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (A69-A69). 19-24 March, 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01736.x

  • Yang, I (2010). COMMON PATHOGENETIC MECHANISMS OF COPD AND LUNG CANCER. In: RESPIROLOGY. 15th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Manila, Philippines, (7-7). 22-25 November 2010.

  • Relan, V., Quinn, K. R., Tan, M. E., Wright, C. W., Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Yang, I. A., Fong, K. M. and Bowman, R. V. (2010). Characterization of cell lines from human malignant mesothelioma. In: Respirology. Special Issue: The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science 2010 Annual Scientific Meetings. The Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Brisbane, Australia, (A74-A74). 19-24 March 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01736.x

  • Relan, V., Quinn, K. R., Wright, C. M., Savarimuthu, S. M., Tan, M. E., Clarke, B. E., Duhig, E. E., Yang, I. A., Fong, K. M. and Bowman, R. V. (2010). Genetic changes in cell lines from human malignant mesothelioma during long term culturing. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ) and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS) 2010 Annual Scientific Meetings. Brisbane 2010: The Joint TSANZ & ANZSRS Annual Scientific Meetings, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (A74-A74). 19–24 March 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01736.x

  • Yang, Ian A., Swadling, Barbara, Bradbear, Robyn, Hatfield, Laurel, Stride, Peter J.O., Livett, Mark, Wright, Morgan, Baker, Peter G., Lake, Fiona, Caputo, Lisa, Peterson, Ray, McAllister, Lindy and Eley, Diann (2010). Learning in the Clinical Setting (LICS): A pilot study at the Northside Clinical School and Rural Clinical School. In: Medical Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Herston, Brisbane, Australia, (). 5 November 2010.

  • Yang, Ian (2010). Practical Implementation of COPD Guidelines in the Asia-Pacific region: Consensus formation. In: Post Graduate Course 15th Congress of the APSR, Manila, Philippines, (6-6). 22-25 November 2010.

  • Chen, L., Meyers, D., Semmler, A.B., Yang, I., Pakorn, L., Lucas, M., Jovarsky, G., Savarimuthu, S., Galbraith, A., Parsonage, W. and Molenaar, P. (2006). Beta1-adrenoceptor (AR) Arg389Gly polymorphisms affect responses to carvedilol in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. In: IUPHAR 2006 Beijing World Congress. 15th World Congress of Pharmacology, Beijing, China, (138-138). 2nd - 7th July, 2006.

  • Molenaar, P., Chen, Lu, Meyers, E., Javorsky, G., Burstow, M., Lucas, P., Lolekha, J., Atherton, A., Semmler, A. B., Savarimuthu, S., Fong, K. M., Yang, I. A., Galbraith, A. and Parsonage, W. A. (2006). Carvedilol causes a greater increase in heart function in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy patients with ARG389-compared to GLY389 Beta1-adrenoceptors. In: Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2006. The Australian Health and Medical Research Congress, Melbourn, Australia, (248-248). 26th November - 1st December, 2006.

  • Yang, I. A., Kim, S. T. and Bell, S. C. (2005). Antibiotics for acute exacerbations of COPD: A systematic review. In: P. J. Thompson, Respirology.. 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia, (A13-A13). 18-23 March, 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2005.00663.x-i1

  • Kim, S. T., Yang, I. A. and Bell, S. C. (2005). Antibiotics in cystic fibrosis (CF): A systematic review. In: H. G. M. Heijerman, 28th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Array, Crete, Greece, (S50-S50). 22-25 Jun, 2005.

  • Kim, S. T., Yang, I. A. and Bell, S. C. (2005). Antibiotics in cystic fibrosis (CF): A systematic review. In: P. J. Thompson, Respirology.. 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia, (A13-A13). 18-23 March, 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2005.00663.x-i1

  • Kim, S. T., Passmore, L., Dent, A. G., Slaughter, R., Yang, I. A., Fong, K. M., Zimmerman, P. V. and Bell, S. C. (2005). Gender difference in prevalence of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) does not influence clinical phenotype. In: P. J. Thompson, Respirology.. 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia, (A21-A21). 18-23 March, 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2005.00663.x-i1

  • Molenaar, P., Russell, F. D., Rabnott, G., Yang, I., Fong, K. M., Savarimuthu, S. M., Li, L. and West, M. J. (2002). The positive inotropic effects of norepinephrine are potentiated by chronic beta1-blocker administration but are conserved across Ser49Gly- and Gly389Arg-beta1-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in human right atrium. In: J. T. Willerson, S. Hodges and R. A. Tate et al., American Heart Association. Circulation. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2002, Chicago, (49-49). 17-20 Nov, 2002.

  • Wolter, J. M., Seeney, S. L., Yang, I. A., Bowler, S. D., Bell, S. and Mccormack, J. G. (2000). Azithromycin (AZM) reduced TNF- release from lipopolysachharide (LPS)-stimulated mononuclear cells (PBMC) in cystic fibrosis (CF). In: Abstracts of the ASID Annual Scientific Meeting. ASID Annual Scientific Meeting, Laura, NSW, (422-422). 15-19 April, 2001.

  • Bell, S., Wolter, J. M., Seeney, S. L., Gan, R., Yang, I., Bowler, S. D. and Mccormack, J. G. (2000). Azithromycin (AZM) reduces TNF- release from lipopolysachcharide (LPS) - stimulated mononuclear cells (PBMC) in cystic fibrosis. In: Gerd J. A Cropp and Editorial Board, Proceedings of the 2000 Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Fourteenth Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Baltimore Maryland, USA, (261). 9-12 Novembe, 2000.

  • Gan, R., Bowler, S. D., Seeney, S. L., Wolter, J.M., Masel, P. J., Bunting, J., Tunnicliffe, A. M., Rabnott, G. C., Yang, I. A. and Bell, S. (2000). Tumour necrosis factor (TNF ), myeloperoxides (MPO) and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist polymorphisms in cystic fibrosis.. In: Gerd J. A .Cropp and Editorial Board, Abstracts of the 2000 Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Fourteenth Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Baltimore Maryland, USA, (261-261). 9-12 Novewmber, 2000.

  • Yang, I. A., Gan, R., Tunnicliffe, A. M., Rabnott, G. C., Slaughter, R., Zimmerman, P.V. and Fong, K. M. (1999). GSTM1 and GSTP1 polymorphisms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In: Thoracic Society of Queensland. Pulmonary-Renal Interface, Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, (). 26 - 28 Nov, 1999.

  • Gan, R., Yang, I. A., Tunnicliffe, A. M., Rabnott, G. C. and Fong, K. M. (1999). GSTM1 and GSTT1 genotypes in Australians with NSCLC. In: Thoracic Society of Queensland. Pulmonary-Renal Interface, Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, (). 26 - 28 Nov, 1999.

  • Gan, R., Yang, I., Tunnicliffe, A. M., Rabnott, G. C., Bowman, R., Zimmerman, P.V. and Fong, K. M. (1999). GSTM1 genotypes in Australian patients with NSCLC. In: 1999 Annual Scientific Meeting The Thoracic Society of Australian and New Zealand. Heart and Lungs, Canberra, (A47-A47). 26 Feb - 3 March 1999.

  • Yang, I. A., Gan, R., Tunniclife, A. M., Rabnott, G. C., Zimmerman, P.V. and Fong, K. M. (1999). GSTT1 and GSTM1 polymorphisms in Australian chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. In: Annual Congress European Respiratory Society. European Society Annual Congress, Madrid, Spain, (518s-518s). 9 - 13 Oct, 1999.

  • Moloney, C., Fong, K. M., Yang, I., Reilly, R. and Zimmerman, P. V. (1999). Health informatics in nursing education, research and quality assurance for asthma. In: 1999 Annual Scientific Meeting The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Heart and Lungs, Canberra, (03-03). 26 Feb - 3 March 1999.

  • Yang, I., Slaughter, R., Roszkowski, A., Fong, K. M. and Zimmerman, P. V. (1999). Quantification of pulmonary emphysema using high-resolution computed tomography. In: 1999 Annual Scientific Meeting The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Heart and Lungs., Canberra, (A40-A40). 26 Feb - 3 March 1999.

  • Douglas, J. A., Yang, I., Rabnott, G. C., Tunnicliffe, A. M., McCarthy, J. B., Zimmerman, P. V. and Fong, K. M. (1999). b2 adrenergic receptor genotypes in severe asthma. In: 1999 Annual Scientific Meeting The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Heart and Lungs, Canberra, (A25). 26 Feb - 3 March 1999.

  • Rabnott, G. C., Tunnicliffe, A. M., Yang, I. A., Douglas, J. A., Shaw, J., McCarthy, J. B., Zimmerman, P. V. and Fong, K. M. (1999). b2 adrenoceptor genotypes and life-threatening asthma. In: Thoracic Society of Queensland. Pulmonary-Renal Interface, Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, (). 26 - 28 Nov, 1999.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Improving approaches to the early diagnosis, monitoring and management of patients with COPD

  • Genetics and epigenetics of ageing in the lung

  • Gene-environment interaction in the lung's response to exposure to air pollutants