Dr Magali Perquin


Dr Magali Perquin ‘s expertise is focused on risk factors of ageing-related pathologies. Throughout her career, she has been involved in (molecular) epidemiological surveys of chronic diseases. Her current main scientific interest is to investigate the processes of cognitive decline during ageing and associated biological conditions. Exploring the determinants of cognitive health, she is devoted to the understanding of the modulation of the occurrence of cognitive impairment with respect to cognitive reserve. She therefore initiated the MemoLingua project to explain how multilingualism can delay onset of cognitive impairment, developing a new neuroimaging approach in collaboration with Jülich ForschungZentrum (Germany).

Other activity: Dementia plan from Luxembourg (Member of the working group 1.1.)

Research projects

  • MemoLingua or “Exploration of the neuroprotective benefit provided by multilingualism acting as proxy for cognitive reserve in the prevention of cognitive impairment and decline”
    • Collaborators: Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), Department of Neurology and Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich
    • Funding: Ministry of higher education and research
  • MemoVie or “Prospective evaluation of neuropsychological and biological characteristics of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and of associated sub-clinical health problems”
    • Collaborators (see MemoVie group*)
    • Funding: Fonds national de la recherche
  • Member of the SHARE-Luxembourg Steering Committee, LISER (SHARE - Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe)
Magali perquin


1A-B, rue Thomas Edison
L-1445 Strassen
Tel. : +352 26 970 744

Featured Publications

Projections à long-terme des dépenses publiques en matière de santé et de dépendance dans un Luxembourg vieillissant

  • Public Health Research
May 25, 2018
2018 May. Luxembourg: LISER, 2018. 34 p.
  • Pi Alperin MN
  • Giordana G
  • Perquin M
  • Genevois A-S
  • Liegeois P.

Depression burden in luxembourg: Individual risk factors, geographic variations and the role of migration, 2013-2015 European Health Examination Survey.

  • Public Health Research
  • Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
November 01, 2017
2017 Nov. J Affect Disord.222:41-48. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
  • Ruiz-Castell M
  • Kandala NB
  • Perquin M
  • Bocquet V
  • Kuemmerle A
  • Vogele C
  • Stranges S.
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