Internship Position in Leukemia Research (Master students) - AL0124

Rue Nicolas-Ernest Barblé 6A, Luxembourg L-1210, Luxembourg
12/01/2024 12:37:09


Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) represent the most frequent leukemia in adults. Despite recent advances in treatments, CLL remains a deadly incurable disease. This cancer is caracterized by an accumulation of abnormal, apoptosis resistant, B lymphocytes in the blood and lymphoid organs of the patients. CLL progression is highly dependent on complex interactions between tumor cells and their microenvironment. Indeed, CLL cells can modify stromal cells and immune cells to promote their survival and to escape from the immune surveillance system



Our team focuses on the mechanisms leading to leukemia progression, in particular the influence of CLL cells on stromal cells and immune cells located in their microenvironment, with the goal to identify new prognostic markers and therapeutic targets.

Training and research environment.

Tumor Stroma Interactions research group is a dynamic and multinational team whose current members originate from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, Italy and Argentina. It belongs to the Department of Cancer Research, whose research activities focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tumor progression using a wide range of cutting edge technologies, including genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic analyses, as well as in vitro and in vivo imaging modalities using state-of-the art animal models for cancer research. The post-doctoral researcher will be working on a large FNR CORE-funded project that aims to explore the complex interplay between CLL cells and immune cells in the microenvironment, and will be co-supervised by Dr. E. Moussay (PI) and Dr. J. Paggetti (PI).

Recent related references (open access): Gargiulo, E., Viry, E., Morande, P. E. et al. Extracellular Vesicle Secretion by Leukemia Cells In Vivo Promotes CLL Progression by Hampering Antitumor T-cell Responses. Blood Cancer Discov 4, 54-77 (2023).



84 Val Fleuri

L-1526 Luxembourg



In Short

  • Contract type:          6-9 months internship
  • Work hours:               Full time
  • Location:                    Luxembourg
  • Start date:                 ASAP
  • Ref:                             JF/INT0124/AL/CLL


Applications including a cover letter and a  curriculum vitae, should be sent through our website via the apply button below. Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page. Applications by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


The LIH is an equal opportunities employer.
 We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
The LIH is attentive to gender representation among its leadership staff and aims to eliminate obstacles to the recruitment and promotion of female leaders and their career development