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Liesbet Geris awarded ERC Consolidator funding for her INSTant CARMA project  

An ambitious project that aims to carry out in silico tests for cartilage regenerative medicine applications.

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Publication in Nucleic Acids Research

A new molecular pathway in the response of cancer cells to genotoxic agents  

A collaboration between several teams from GIGA and the University of Sherbrooke (Canada) leads to this discovery published in Nucleic Acids Research.

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Liesbet Geris recognized as one of the 50 most inspiring Belgian women in technology 2022  

InspiringFifty Belgium, the organization aiming to increase the number of women in leadership positions in the technology sector named yesterday the 50 Belgian women leaders in the field. Congratulations Liesbet!

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New FNRS Mandates  

Congratulations to all researchers obtaining a new FNRS mandate !

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PUBLICATION in J Extracell Vesicles

Endothelial exosomes promote tumor progression by reprogramming tumor-associated macrophages  

A collaboration between the teams of Ingrid Struman and Franck Dequiedt shows that exosomes modify the tumor environment to promote breast cancer progression.

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Publication dans Nature

Genotype influences the intestinal microbiotia composition  

Michel Georges and Carole Charlier worked for 3 years with the University of Jiangxi (China). Their study published in Nature demonstrates the effect of genotype on the microbiota while explaining the molecular mechanisms underlying it.

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Maladies génétiques rares : un test qui peut sauver la vie des enfants !  

Cette nouvelle méthode d’analyse génétique ultra-rapide (moins de 48h) et fiable développée au GIGA offre un réel espoir pour les jeunes patients sévèrement malades en soins intensifs.

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Fellowship

Yasukata Mizoro obtained a fellowship from the Canon Foundation Europe  

For his postdoctoral research project at the Animal Genomics Unit  aiming to uncover IBD causative genes using state-of-the-art CRISPR gene editing technologies and single cell transcriptomics in hematopoietic stem cells and intestinal organoids.

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Science Advances

Major advance in the understanding of the dynamics of intracellular membranes in an animal cell  

Jean-Claude Twizere's team (Laboratory of Viral Interactomes, GIGA-MBD) explains in Science Advances the regulation of the dynamics of the endoplasmic reticulum and the extension of its tubular network in mammalian cells.

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H2020 project

A brave new world of In Silico Trials kicks off across Europe  

GIGA is part of this H2020 project. Liesbet Geris, introduced the OcDefects solution, a computational model to be used for In Silico trials of an Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Product for the repair of deep osteochondral defect.

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Nature Communications

Growth hormone turbocharger causes gigantism  

An international team, led by researchers from GIGA and CHU has discovered how a previously obscure receptor, GPR101, powerfully stimulates growth hormone (GH) secretion and produces gigantism.

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New FNRS Mandates  

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