CON-VINCE Study - Behind the scenes (PART I)
On 8th April, the CON-VINCE study was officially launched, with the aim to assess the spread dynamics of the COVID-19 disease among the Luxembourgish population.
Large scale COVID-19 testing
As part of the deconfinement, Luxembourg is calling on its residents and cross-border workers to get tested for COVID-19. It aims to limit the spread of the novel corona virus by voluntary extensive testing until the end of July. This will allow to break infection chains and thus protect family, friends and colleagues. The more tests are carried out, the more new infections can be prevented and the safer everyday life will be.
[Article series] The experts behind Luxembourg’s Covid-19 fight
Prof Claude P. Muller is a medical doctor and chemist by training. As a scientist, he works in the surveillance and management of viral outbreaks at a global level.
2020 Career Launchpad Award for LIH post-doctoral fellow
Dr Nicole Kiweler, post-doctoral fellow within the Cancer Metabolism Group of the LIH Department of Oncology (DONC), was awarded a EUR 10,000 grant under the LIH Wolfgang Baertz Career Launchpad Award (Legs W. Baertz) programme at the end of March 2020.
[Press Release] Novel approach to improve cancer immunotherapy by turning “cold” tumours “hot”
Scientists from the Tumor Immunotherapy and Microenvironment (TIME) research group led by Dr Bassam Janji at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) Department of Oncology (DONC), and the Swedish pharma company Sprint Bioscience published the results of an innovative approach that turns “cold” tumours “hot”.
CANBIO training programme goes digital!
The third module of the 2019/2020 curriculum of the CANBIO doctoral research and training programme ended on Friday, May 8th. It was the first set of lectures to be delivered entirely remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
FNR COVID-19 Fast Track Call results
On Friday, April 24th, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (Fonds National de la Recherche - FNR) announced the results of the first round of financing under its novel COVID-19 Fast Track Call.
[Press Release] First results of the CON-VINCE study
CON-VINCE, a national research project aiming to evaluate the prevalence and dynamics of the spread of the COVID-19 disease within the Luxembourgish population, was launched at the beginning of April under the umbrella of the Research Luxembourg COVID-19 Task Force.