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A publication in Nature

Large-scale genomic analysis highlights risk factors for COVID-19

An international collaboration - involving the University of Liege, the University Hospital of Liege and the CHC Mont Légia - has identified several genetic markers associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 severity.

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A publication in Brain Communications

Near-death experiences, a survival strategy that originates in thanatosis, common in the animal kingdom ?

A study lead by Danish and Belgian (GIGA/ULiège) researchers attributes for the first time a biological purpose to near-death experiences (NDEs)

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Scientific prize

Emilie Lommers, laureate of the Claire Fauconnier & Guy Sallets Fund

Awarded by the King Baudouin Foundation, this fund will enable her to continue her research, that aims at a better understanding of multiple sclerosis pathophysiology.

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A cross-border research centre to better understand the microbiome

A high level partnership between the universities of Liège, Aachen, Maastricht and Venlo (UM campus) in which GIGA and Montefiore researchers will contribute their experience in biostatistics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

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Publication in Annals of Neurology

New evidence about brain activity of patients diagnosed as being unresponsive

Most of post-comatose clinically unresponsive patients present residual brain activity closer to what we usually observe in minimally conscious patients.

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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

Aging in good mental health

According to a study by the European "Meditaging" consortium including GIGA-CRC in vivo Imaging, meditation has beneficial effects on the mental health of seniors.

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Scientific Fellowship

Pierre Foidart, researcher at GIGA Cancer, gets a BAEF fellowship for a post-doctoral stay at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

This grant will allow her to continue his research in the field of oncology and more specifically in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC)

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A publication in the Journal of Neuroscience

Heartbeat can help detect signs of consciousness in patients after a coma

A new study shows that heart brain interactions, measured using electroencephalography (EEG), provide a novel diagnostic avenue for patients with disorders of consciousness.

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NATURE COMMUNICATIONS

Wobble transfer RNA modifications optimize dynamic proteome expression

In an article published in Nature Communications, Francesca Rapino & Pierre Close, from the Laboratory of Cancer Signaling (GIGA), discover how the modification of transfer RNAs impacts the dynamics of protein expression.

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Alzheimer's Research Foundation supports three ULiège research projects with 600,000 euros

The Alzheimer's Research Foundation has selected three research projects at the University of Liège for a total of 600,000 euros, out of the 3,200,000 euros granted by the Foundation in Belgium.

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Innovation

Creation of a new spin-off from research conducted at the GIGA

The company CMD-Coat S.A., born from a collaboration between the GIGA (GIGA-Cardiovascular), the CHU (cardiology service) and the ULiège chemistry department, was officially born this 25th March.

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