Activities

The HIV Clinical and Translational Research (HIV-CTR) Group is interested in clinically oriented research in the field of resistance to antiviral therapy and transmission, as well as providing new translational knowledge on HIV cure and on HIV immunopathogenesis using humanized mouse models. The Group is a partner in several European HIV and HCV networks, collaborates with lifescience and biotech companies, and has built up a network in emerging countries (mainly in Africa) to support knowledge and technology transfer. The Group provides specialized technical support for the clinical follow-up of HIV and HCV-infected patients and is the first supplier of public health information for these infections in Luxembourg.

Collaborations:

Research projects

  • HIV Molecular Epidemiology in Europe, the SPREAD surveillance program
  • Toxicomania, hepatitis C and substitution: epidemiological, behavioral and clinical study in Luxembourg
  • Development of heteromultimeric multifunctional therapeutic molecules activating the complement action towards target cells
  • Assessment of the sequential events driving immune activation in the gut during acute HIV infection by using an in vivo model of humanized mice
  • Challenging organic syntheses inspired by nature - from natural products chemistry to drug discovery

Featured Publications

Injection of cocaine is associated with a recent HIV outbreak in people who inject drugs in Luxembourg.

  • HIV Clinical and Translational Research
  • Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
  • Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Center
May 16, 2019
2019 May. PLoS One.14(5):e0215570.
By:
  • Arendt V
  • Guillorit L
  • Origer A
  • Sauvageot N
  • Vaillant M
  • Fischer A
  • Goedertz H
  • Francois JH
  • Alexiev I
  • Staub T
  • Seguin-Devaux C.

Multicenter evaluation of the cobas® HIV-1 quantitative nucleic acid test for use on the cobas® 4800 system for the quantification of HIV-1 plasma viral load.

  • HIV Clinical and Translational Research
May 01, 2019
2019 May. J Clin Virol.114:43-49.
By:
  • Adams P
  • Vancutsem E
  • Nicolaizeau C
  • Servais JY
  • Pierard D
  • Francois JH
  • Schneider T
  • Paxinos EE
  • Marins EG
  • Canchola JA
  • Seguin-Devaux C.
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Contact

Carole Devaux

Ph.D.

29, rue Henri Koch
L-4354 Esch-sur-Alzette
Luxembourg
Tel. : +352 26970-224