[Press release] Luxembourg hosts international flagship cancer epidemiology conference
From May 12th until May 14th, about 150 international scientists, clinicians, healthcare professionals and policymakers from 17 nations will gather for the 45th edition of the Group of Cancer Epidemiology and Registration in Latin Language Countries (GRELL) conference which, due to the current pandemic, will take place in a fully virtual format. Organised in Luxembourg for the first time by the National Cancer Registry of Luxembourg (Registre National du Cancer - RNC) at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the meeting will feature several prominent speakers, providing an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the field of cancer epidemiology with a particular focus on COVID-19 and cancer, as well as childhood and adolescent cancers. This 2021 edition of the GRELL conference is dedicated to the memory of the late Dr Michel Untereiner, oncologist and Scientific Director of the RNC between January 2013 and March 2021.
Visceral adiposity and cardiometabolic health in Luxembourg
Looking at a sample of individuals representative of the Luxembourgish population, researchers from the LIH Department of Population Health (DoPH) showed that increased visceral adipose tissue (VAT), located inside the abdominal cavity between the organs, is strongly associated with an increased risk of developing cardiometabolic disorders. To study this relationship, the scientists used recently developed and validated anthropometric predictive models of VAT, which distinguished VAT from other forms of adipose tissue. Their findings were published in the April issue of the Nature Publishing Group journal “Scientific Reports”.
A year of Predi-COVID
On May 5th 2020, the first participants were being enrolled in the newly launched Predi-COVID cohort. Fast-forward to May 2021, these initial volunteers have been invited to take part in the final follow-up foreseen under the study, which will specifically seek to shed light on the features of “Long COVID” through a new dedicated questionnaire.
20 May 2021 03:00 PM
WEBINAR: Lecture series in Infection & Immunity - "Astrocyte subsets and connectivity in CNS inflammation" - Prof Francisco Quintana
Research Project Coordinator (DoPH) - IE0521
TheProject Coordinator is mainly involved in the following tasks :1. Coordinate competitive and contractual research projects at the Department of Population Health (DoPH) level; 2.Provide overall guidance to project investigators and/or persons responsible for projects at DoPH level in their daily activities to make sure of the application of project management best practices; 3. Participate in the DoPH strategic research thinking and business development activities, supporting the Director of Department and the Heads of Unit in the implementation of their strategic plans; 4.Act as DoPH contact person for both internal and external stakeholders, funding bodies, ministries or industrial partners; 5.Develop actions to increase the internal and external visibility of the Department; 6.Organize practical and administrative aspects of the DoPH.
Internship in Toxicology/Public Health - BATB0521
To be part of a joint research project of the “Human Biomonitoring Research Unit” (Group Leader: Brice Appenzeller, PhD) and the “Nutrition & Health Research Group” (Group Leader: Torsten Bohn, PhD) within the Department of Population Health at the LIH, we are currently looking for a Master student in Toxicology/Public Health.
Post-Doctoral Researcher in biomonitoring of human exposure to pollutants - BA0521
The Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU) is specialized in the assessment of human exposure to pollutants and on the study of exposure-associated health outcomes. Research activities rely on both animal experimentation and human volunteers within epidemiological studies. The laboratory is equipped with up-to-date analytical equipment mainly consisting in CG-MS/MS and UHPLC-MS/MS).