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The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .
It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics , Physics , Engineering , Computer Science , Life Sciences and Medicine .
Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.
The Molecular Disease Mechanisms (MDM) group at the University of Luxembourg (UL) aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying chronic inflammation and colorectal cancer development.
We are particularly interested in understanding the role of the microbiome in CRC initiation and progression, a field that is rapidly gaining momentum.
In particular, microbiome-derived metabolites have been suggested to participate in tumor progression and metastasis dissemination.
Furthermore, external factors such as dietary habits and lifestyle have been shown to influence the bacterias in the gut.
In the MDM group, we are using state of the art in vitro systems (intestinal organoids) as well as in vivo CRC models (including gnotobiotic models) to address the important question of the role of microbiome-host interaction in CRC as well as understand if and how dietary regimens impact CRC.
We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join our team. She / he should have a strong background in microbiology.
Expertise in animal experimentation is required.
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