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Paul Wilmes recipient of the Grand Prix 2018 en sciences biologiques

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Publié le lundi 18 juin 2018

An international jury consisting of professors and experts in biology, has just selected – among 9 candidates – the laureate of the Grand Prix 2018 en sciences biologiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal / Prix CACTUS. The prize has been awarded to Paul Wilmes, professor in Systems Ecology at the University of Luxembourg, head of the Eco-Systems Biology group at the LCSB and FNR ATTRACT Fellow 2010-15.

Fully committed to research in biology, Paul Wilmes is part of several international research societies, especially in the field of human microbiome research, and received national and international funding thanks to the quality of his research. The jury members particularly pointed out the high level of his scientific publications, his international involvement and standing, the fact that he has obtained several patents and co-developed with collaborators a device called HuMiX, which allows the co-culture of human cells and bacteria under conditions representative of the human gut.

After the first edition in 2013, it is just the second time that the Institut Grand-ducal has attributed this prize. Paul Wilmes will receive the prize on November 17, at the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg, on the occasion of an academic session.

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