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Priority research topics
Department of Infection and Immunity
Department of Oncology
Department of Population Health
Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Centre (CIEC)
Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL)
Methodology and Statistics
Quantitative Biology Unit
Transversal Translational Medicine (TTM)
Business Development Office
Mission & Vision
Japanese delegation from RIKEN-IMS visited Luxembourg’s biomedical research centres
markus ollert, ulf nehrbass, riken-ims, tregbar, lcsb
Representatives of the renowned Japanese RIKEN Centre for Integrative Medical Sciences (RIKEN-IMS) visited Luxembourg from 24th to 26th September 2018.
October 15, 2018
Review on RNAi/CRISPR screening: All you need to know before starting a genetic screen
rnai, crispr, genetic screen, simone niclou, anna golebiewska, anne schuster
In research, genetic screens are powerful tools to reveal genes responsible for specific biological functions.
October 02, 2018
Tackling Alpha-Gal allergy: kick-off of FNR CORE project with Germany
christiane hilger, alpha-gal, allergology, irgal
A bilateral research project between LIH and German partners, supported by the CORE funding scheme of the FNR, was successfully launched on 2nd August 2018.
September 28, 2018
Reflecting on 30 years of research and paradigm shifts around the major house dust mite allergen
andy chevigné, house dust mite, molecular allergology, der p 1, alain jacquet
Der p 1, a cysteine protease from the house dust mite that can cause allergy, was the very first allergen to be identified by biologists.
September 27, 2018
LIH publishes its Annual Report 2017
annual report, clinnova, ulf nehrbass, translational research, annual report 2017
LIH is pleased to present its Annual Report 2017. New leadership, strategic reorientation, important project starts, scientific discoveries…
September 19, 2018
ATTRACT fellow Dr Johannes Meiser: setting up a new research group to study cancer metabolism
johannes meiser, cancer, cell metabolism, norlux, fnr attract
On 1st September 2018, LIH welcomed Dr Johannes Meiser as new junior group leader.
September 11, 2018
LIH PhD candidate made 39 inspiring encounters at the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
nobel laureate meeting, davide franchina, dirk brenner, lindau
Meeting a Nobel laureate is special. Seeing dozens of them at once is stunning …and only possible at the yearly Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
August 13, 2018
Outstanding PhD findings: actin remodelling drives tumour cell immune evasion
antoun al absi, clément thomas, breast cancer, actin cytoskeleton, nk cells
Antoun Al Absi has carried out a four-year PhD project at LIH studying the role of the actin cytoskeleton in breast cancer cell resistance to NK cells.
August 10, 2018
Lecture series in biomedical research: stimulating closing lecture on entrepreneurship
lecture series, biomedical research, entrepreneurship, sandrine logerot, kits
The LIH lecture series “Biomedical Research: from discovery to patients” was closed with an inspiring session on entrepreneurship on 29th June 2018.
July 18, 2018
CARES, a new research project on sexually transmitted diseases treatment in Africa
carole devaux, markus ollert, cares, hiv, sexually transmitted diseases
On 28th June 2018, the Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Mr Romain Schneider, signed an agreement with LIH for an operational research programme.
July 12, 2018
“Espoir en tête” donation for brain research from the Rotary Club Luxembourg
espoir en tête, rotary club luxembourg, sabrina fritah, simone niclou
For the sixth time, the Rotary Club Luxembourg gave donations for brain research in the framework of its initiative “Espoir-en-tête”.
July 10, 2018
LIH’s science communication ingenuity applauded at the European Communication Summit
ecs2018, juliette pertuy, science communication, lih science quest
From 13th to 14th June 2018, professionals in communication from all over Europe gathered at the European Communication Summit (ECS) in Berlin, Germany.
June 21, 2018
LIH researcher receives medal in Japan for excellent contributions to research on intestinal microbiology
mahesh desai, intestinal microbiology, tissier, microbiome, bifidus foundation
Prof Mahesh Desai, Principal Investigator, has been honoured with the “Dr Tissier’s medal” by the Japanese Bifidus Foundation.
June 18, 2018
How do the tiny friends and foes in our intestine communicate with us?
microbiome, mahesh desai, mareike neumann, gut
A high-profile review published by LIH researchers sheds more light on this question: How does the gut microbiome interact with our intestinal mucosal barrier
June 15, 2018
A new treatment against river blindness: LIH contributed to clinical trials for moxidectin
moxidectin, ivermectin, michel vaillant, river blindness, clinical trials
LIH’s Competence Centre for Methodology and Statistics has been involved in the Phase III trial of a new drug against the parasitic disease onchocerciasis.
June 12, 2018
Highlight of LIH’s Biomedical Research Lecture Series: Personalised medicine with patient involvement
rejko krüger, sandrine lavallé, parkinson, patient involvement, lecture series
Since 2017, LIH’s Research Knowledge Transfer Office is running the Lecture series “Biomedical research – from discovery to patients”.
May 02, 2018
LIH develops artificial antibodies that boost immune defences against cancer
immunotherapy, carole devaux, xavier dervillez, complement, artificial antibodies
Researchers from LIH have developed innovative artificial antibodies for cancer immunotherapy.
April 23, 2018
State visit: LIH was part of the Luxembourg delegation in France
state visit, laetitia huiart, manon gantenbein, catherine larue
From 19th to 21st March 2018, Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg were invited to France for a state visit.
April 18, 2018
Efficient control of leukaemia with treatment by dual immune-checkpoint blockade
cll, immune checkpoint, immunotherapy, marina wierz, etienne moussay, jérôme paggetti
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a haematological malignancy that originates in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow.
April 17, 2018
Associating frailty to cardiovascular disease and mortality
frailty, frailty scores, gloria aguayo, cardiovascular disease, cancer
Frailty is common in elderly people with cardiovascular disease and goes along with elevated mortality.
April 09, 2018