Webinar series: Precision Public Health 2021
The Luxembourg Institute of Health is organising this free webinar series “Precision Public Health” to reflect on the transition that is currently happening from traditional Population Health to Precision Public Health. Join us in this weekly 4-part series starting November 16, 2021.
Research Luxembourg and government together during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic sparked an unprecedented mobilisation and collaboration between Research Luxembourg and the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In record time, public research institutes and the government launched a series of newly funded research initiatives to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
LIH leukaemia project to be supported by “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships”
Dr Pablo Elias Morande, postdoctoral fellow within the Tumor Stroma Interactions (TSI) research group at the LIH Department of Oncology (DONC), has been awarded financial support in the framework of the European Commission’s “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships” funding scheme with an exceptional score of 99.2%. The grant will back the scientist’s work on the elucidation of some of the specific mechanisms underlying chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), thereby advancing the understanding of tumour progression and improving therapy response.
LISER and LIH to fight cardio-metabolic diseases in Luxembourg
The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) are joining forces in the fight against cardio-metabolic diseases in Luxembourg in the framework of the FNR-funded MET'HOOD (Time-varying residential neighbourhood effects on cardio-metabolic health) project. This multidisciplinary research study is carried out by a team of geographers, epidemiologists, nutritionists and experts in physical activity and sports, with the support of local and national public health and regional planning players.
From CON-VINCE to ORCHESTRA
In April 2020, the CON-VINCE project was launched to capture the COVID-19 spread in Luxembourg. Now, in the footsteps of its predecessor, ORCHESTRA Luxembourg builds on this work to follow the immune response to COVID-19 vaccination over time and to provide evidence for the prevention and treatment of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.
An apple a day: Could diet be used to manage autoimmune diseases?
Autoimmune diseases are a hallmark of many modern societies, with onset and progression driven by intestinal barrier dysfunction and a breakdown in normal host–microbiome interactions. Existing autoimmune disease therapies do not consider the influence of the gut microbiome in pathogenesis, which could limit their ability to alter disease progression. A collaboration between the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the US University of Michigan Medical School, led by Prof Desai of the LIH, has published a comprehensive Perspective, in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, that argues that emerging personalised medicine approaches should embrace diet-assisted microbiome engineering tools to precisely remodel the microbiome towards a disease-resistant, homeostatic state.
Luxembourg rewarded for its translational medicine excellence
In August 2021, the Luxembourg node of the European Research Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) network was granted the EATRIS Node Reward Framework award for its significant contribution to the efforts and impact of the European infrastructure in advancing translational medicine in 2020.
LIH scientist at the forefront of European nutritional health
On July 1st 2021, Dr Torsten Bohn from the Nutrition and Health Research Group (DoPH), became part of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel for Nutrition, Novel Foods and Allergens (NDA). This highly sought-after position makes Dr Bohn one of only 16 external EFSA experts able to advise on Diet and Health decisions for the whole of Europe.
Personalised medicine of obesity: An innovative tool to diagnose visceral fat
A fruitful collaboration between Research and Development teams* of the Luxembourg Institute of Health and the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) enabled the development of the Visceral Fat Calculator, an online tool providing an accurate and easy evaluation of the visceral fat depots for adults.