The HIV Clinical and Translational Research (HIV-CTR) Group is interested in clinically oriented research in the field of resistance to antiviral therapy and transmission, as well as providing new translational knowledge on HIV cure and on HIV immunopathogenesis using humanized mouse models. The Group is a partner in several European HIV and HCV networks, collaborates with lifescience and biotech companies, and has built up a network in emerging countries (mainly in Africa) to support knowledge and technology transfer. The Group provides specialized technical support for the clinical follow-up of HIV and HCV-infected patients and is the first supplier of public health information for these infections in Luxembourg.


Research projects

  • HIV Molecular Epidemiology in Europe, the SPREAD surveillance program
  • Toxicomania, hepatitis C and substitution: epidemiological, behavioral and clinical study in Luxembourg
  • Development of heteromultimeric multifunctional therapeutic molecules activating the complement action towards target cells
  • Assessment of the sequential events driving immune activation in the gut during acute HIV infection by using an in vivo model of humanized mice
  • Challenging organic syntheses inspired by nature - from natural products chemistry to drug discovery

Featured Publications

The European Prevalence of Resistance Associated Substitutions among Direct Acting Antiviral Failures.

  • HIV Clinical and Translational Research
December 22, 2021
2021 Dec. Viruses.14(1):16.
  • Popping S
  • Cento V
  • Seguin-Devaux C
  • Boucher CAB
  • de Salazar A
  • Heger E
  • Mor O
  • Sayan M
  • Salmon-Ceron D
  • Weis N
  • Krarup HB
  • de Knegt RJ
  • Săndulescu O
  • Chulanov V
  • van de Vijver DAMC
  • García F
  • Ceccherini-Silberstein F
  • the HepCare as Part of the European Society for Translational Antiviral Research (ESAR).

TERT promoter mutations increase sense and antisense transcription from the TERT promoter.

  • HIV Clinical and Translational Research
  • Immune Endocrine and Epigenetics
November 26, 2021
2021 Nov. Biomedicines.9(12):1773.
  • Hafezi F
  • Jaxel L
  • Lemaire M
  • Turner JD
  • Perez-Bercoff D.
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Carole Devaux


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Tel. : +352 26970-224