Martina Sterclova has been working since 2004 as a Medical Doctor in the Department of Respiratory Diseases, Thomayer Hospital, Prague. In 2009, she finished her PhD studies in Immunology and Molecular Biology. Her area of interest concerns interstitial lung diseases, namely role of cytokines and chemokines in disease pathogenesis. In 2013, she gained ERS Fellowship and studied bronchoalveolar lavage cell cultures at Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Munich, Germany. She regularly publishes and actively participates in various international conferences on interstitial lung diseases.