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.


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

Combination disease prevention in prisons: a comprehensive programme in Luxembourg. In Compendium of good practices in the health sector response to viral hepatitis in the WHO European Region. (Book Chapter)

  • HIV Clinical and Translational Research
  • Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Center
July 27, 2020
2020 Jul. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2020. p.50-53. ISBN 9289055162.
  • Hoffmann P
  • Arendt V
  • Fischer A
  • Menster M
  • Etienne V
  • Meyers J
  • Conrath M
  • Stein R
  • Braunert C
  • Foulon M-L
  • Seguin-Devaux C.

HIV outbreaks among people who inject drugs in Europe, North America, and Israel.

  • HIV Clinical and Translational Research
June 01, 2020
2020 Jun. Lancet HIV.7(6):e434-e442.
  • Des Jarlais DC
  • Sypsa V
  • Feelemyer J
  • Abagiu AO
  • Arendt V
  • Broz D
  • Chemtob D
  • Seguin-Devaux C
  • Duwve JM
  • Fitzgerald M
  • Goldberg DJ
  • Hatzakis A
  • Jipa RE
  • Katchman E
  • Keenan E
  • Khan I
  • Konrad S
  • McAuley A
  • Skinner S
  • Wiessing L.
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Carole Devaux


29, rue Henri Koch
Tel. : +352 26970-224