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Being located in the heart of the University of Liege (Belgium) and physically integrated within the CHU of Liege, the GIGA is a major pole of research and development for activities in the biotech area.

Presentation of the GIGA in video

The immunological homunculus: or how we learn to tolerate ourselves ?
You are invited to Pr Bruno Kyewski's conference (German Cancer Research Center) that will take place on March 16, at 16:00, in the academic room (XX Août), inaugural plenary lecture of the Professorship of Princess Lilian Foundation (mandatory registration).
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2 Telethon fundings for Vincent Seutin of the laboratory of the Neurophysiology (GIGA-Neurosicences)
These Telethon fundings (total amount : 50.000 €) are about a project studying the excitability of neurons of the central nervous system involved in the control of the sleep-wake cycle, as part of the Steinert's disease.
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Presentation of the Léon Fredericq Fund winners
This Thursday, March 5, presentation of the Léon Fredericq Fund winners, at the Léon Fredericq auditorium, from 16 to 17:30. Check the program!
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Towards a new treatment for arterial thrombosis
Souad Rahmouni and Cécile Oury have identified a protein called DUSP3 as a potential anti-thrombotic drug target. This protein is produced inside platelets and plays a positive role in platelet activation, causing blood clot formation. Finding pharmacological agents to block this protein activity will probably be a starting point for the discovery of new anti-thrombotic drugs.
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The morbid genome : hereditary pathologies, simple and complex : inputs of the genomics
Vincent Bours' lecture explained the inputs of modern genomics in the understanding, screening and treatment of genetic diseases, in particular since the advent of the new generation sequencing (NGS Sequencing) in 2005.
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Forthcoming seminars
10/03/2015 12:30
Jonathan Flint - University of Oxford
The role of genes in psychiatric disorders
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24/03/2015 12:30
Ulrich Steineifer - University Hospital Aachen
Cardiovascular engineering
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