WELBIO is an inter-university life sciences research institute based in Wallonia, Belgium. WELBIO is funded by the Walloon Region. Our mission is to support strategic fundamental research through carefully selected projects from universities in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, with a view to transforming their discoveries into industrial applications in all fields of biotechnology.

"Rentrée des chercheurs WELBIO"

Ce mois d’octobre marque le lancement de 14 nouveaux projets FRFS-WELBIO. Ils s’ajoutent à 14 autres projets qui ont passé avec succès leur évaluation à mi-parcours. Au total, la Région wallonne investit ainsi, sur deux ans, près de 15 millions d’euros dans des projets très ambitieux pour appuyer la recherche fondamentale dans le domaine stratégique des sciences de la vie.

A common denominator triggers asthma in pro-allergic environments such as pollution or excessive hygiene

In a study published in Nature Immunology, Professors Thomas Marichal (FRS-FNRS Research Associate, Welbio and ERC investigator) and Fabrice Bureau (Welbio investigator) and their teams from GIGA ULiège identified a totally unexpected actor who represents a common denominator in different pro-allergic environments.

New populations of immune cells identified in the lungs

In an article published in Nature Communications, the Immunophysiology Laboratory (GIGA Institute, ULiège) led by Thomas Marichal (WELBIO investigator) reveals new insight regarding a population of cells of the pulmonary immune system : the interstitial macrophages. This new knowledge is a further step towards new approaches to prevent respiratory diseases.

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October 23, 2019 - 6:36 AM - URL: http://welbio.org/cms/c_8241/en/accueil