Team

The lab from its beginnings to present times.

 
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2012

Back row from left to right: Paul Wilmes, Hugo Roume, Linda Wampach, Jill Bohler, Pranjul Shah

Front row from left to right: Emilie Muller, Laura Lebrun, Nicolas Pinel

 
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2014

From left to right: Bimal Babu Upadhyaya, Anubrata Ghosal, Abdul Thieme, Dheeraj Bobbili, Paul Wilmes, Mahesh Desai, Cedric Laczny, Hugo Roume, Shaman Narayanasamy, Joëlle Fritz, Anne Kaysen, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Sandy Collignon, Anne Kaysen, Esma Yagdi, Emilie Muller, Dilmurat Yusuf, Laura Lebrun

 
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2015

Back row from left to right: Paul Wilmes, Audrey Frachet-Bour, Linda Wampach, Malte Herold, Joëlle Fritz, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Cedric Laczny, Anne Kaysen, Myriam Zeimes, Shaman Narayanasamy, Abdul Thieme

Front row from left to right: Kacy Greenhalgh, Pranjul Shah, Laura Lebrun, Emilie Muller, Bimal Babu Upadhyaya, Dilmurat Yusuf

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2016

Back row from left to right: Paul Wilmes, Luise Kleine-Borgmann, Marc Mac Giolla Eain, Javier Ramiro Garcia, Kacy Greenhalgh, Shaman Narayanasamy

Middle row from left to right: Linda Wampach, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Mehri Baniasadi, Joëlle Fritz, Anne Kaysen, Audrey Frachet-Bour, Rashi Halder

Front row from left to right: Sara Lopes Sousa, Laura Lebrun, Janine Habier

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2018

Back row from left to right: Jean-Pierre Trezzi, Paul Wilmes, Cedric Laczny, Antoine Malabirade, Javier Ramiro Garcia, Luise Kleine-Borgmann, Yasmin Loulou Peisl, Kacy Greenhalgh, Joanna Baginska

Middle row from left to right: Linda Wampach, Shaman Narayanasamy, Rashi Halder

Front row from left to right: Laura Lebrun, Annegrait Daujeumont, Janine Habier, Susana Martinez, Deepti Mittal

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2019

Back row from left to right: Paul Wilmes (PI), Kristopher Schmit, Jean-Pierre Trezzi, Susheel Bhanu Busi, Benoît Kunath, Kacy Greenhalgh, Malte Herold, Antoine Malabirade, Dominik Ternes, Javier Ramiro Garcia, Cedric Laczny

Middle row from left to right: Janine Habier, Catherine Sedrani, Lea Grandmougin, Rashi Halder, Camille Martin-Gallausiaux, Francesco Delogu, Laura De Nies, Pedro Texeira Queiros

Front row from left to right: Laura Lebrun, Annegrät Daujeumont, Charlotte De Rudder, Audrey Frachet Bour, Loulou Peisl, Susana Marinez, Jessica Karta

PResent and Former Team Members

Doctoral supervision

01/05/2010–19/09/2013 Hugo Roume; primary supervisor; Title: Molecular Eco-Systems Biology of Lipid Accumulating Microbial Communities in Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants; FNR AFR-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers, 3 co-authored papers; final grade: very good; currently group research engineer at Metagenopolis, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
01/07/2012–03/11/2015 Cédric Laczny; primary supervisor; Title: Visualisation and Binning of Metagenomic Data; FNR AFR-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers, 1 book chapter, 4 coauthored papers; final grade: outstanding; currently project manager at the University of Luxembourg
01/03/2011–05/10/2015 Christian Köhler; co-supervisor; Title: The influence of macro-substrates and conditioning on pharmaceutical removal rates by moving bed reactors; FNR AFR-funded position; final grade: very good; current project manager at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
15/02/2013–20/01/2017 Shaman Narayanasamy; primary supervisor; Title: Development of an integrated omics in silico workflow and its application to the study of bacteria-phage interactions in a model microbial community; FNR AFR-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers, 3 co-authored papers; final grade: outstanding; currently staff scientist at the company MeGeno
01/03/2013–17/10/2015 Bimal Babu Upadhyaya; co-supervisor; Publication output from PhD: 1 co-authored paper; drop-out due to personal reasons (time period to the left includes a parental leave of 6 months full-time)
15/04/2013–29/03/2017 Anne Kaysen; supervisor; Title: Dynamic change of the human gastrointestinal microbiome in relation to mucosal barrier effects during chemotherapy and immune ablative intervention; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers, 2 co-authored papers projected; final grade: very good; currently project manager at Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
01/10/2013–26/03/2018 Linda Wampach; supervisor; FNR AFR-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers, 5 co-authored papers projected; final grade: outstanding; Awarded FNR Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis 2019; currently postdoctoral researcher at Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg
01/12/2014–20/11/2018 Malte Herold; supervisor; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected, 3 co-authored papers projected; final grade: outstanding; currently postdoctoral researcher in the group
01/02/2015–18/12/2018 Kacy Greenhalgh; supervisor; FNR AFR-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected, 4 co-authored papers projected; final grade: very good; currently postdoctoral researcher in the group
01/02/2017–present Marie Louise Uwizeye; co-supervisor; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected
15/02/2017–present Susana Martinez; supervisor; FNR PRIDE-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected
01/04/2017–15/06/2019 Loulou Peisl; supervisor; FNR AFR-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 1 first-author paper , 2 co-authored paper; drop-out due to personal reasons
01/01/2018–present Kristopher Schmitt; supervisor; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected
01/11/2018–present Catherine Sedrani; supervisor; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected
01/11/2018–present Laura de Nies, supervisor; FNR PRIDE-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected
01/01/2019–present Pedro Queiros; supervisor; FNR PRIDE-funded position; Publication output from PhD: 3 first-author papers projected
               

Postdoctoral supervision

14/02/2011–31/05/2014 Nicolás Pinel; co-supervisor with Prof. Nitin Baliga at the Institute for Systems Biology (USA); currently Assistant Professor at Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia
01/09/2011–31/08/2016 Emilie Muller; supervisor; FNR AFR-funded position; currently research fellow of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and group leader at the University of Strasbourg, France
101/09/2011–01/04/2015 Pranjul Shah; currently head of the incubator, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
01/04/2012–31/03/2015 Mahesh Desai; currently principal investigator and Associate Professor at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg
01/09/2012–31/08/2017 Joëlle Fritz; FNR AFR-funded position; currently project manager at Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
01/09/2012–31/08/2015 Dilmulati Yusufujiangaili; FNR AFR-funded position; currently postdoc at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
01/12/2012–31/08/2017 Anna Heintz-Buschart; currently group leader at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany
01/01/2013–31/12/2014 Anubrata Ghosal; currently postdoctoral research associate at the Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, USA
01/03/2013–31/10/2015 Abdul Sheik; FNR AFR-funded position; currently Ethics Advisor at the European Research Council of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
01/01/2016–31/12/2017 Marc Mac Giolla Eain; currently engineer at Medtronic, Galway, Ireland
01/02/2017–28/02/2018 Shaman Narayanasamy; currently staff scientist at MeGeno, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
01/05/2017–30/11/2017 Anne Kaysen; currently project manager at Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
01/04/2018–30/09/2018 Linda Wampach; currently postdoctoral researcher at Laboratoire Nationale de Santé
01/02/2016–31/12/2018 Joanna Baginska; currently postdoctoral researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA
01/10/2016–present Rashi Halder
01/11/2016–present Javier Ramiro Garcia
15/09/2017–present Jean-Pierre Trezzi
01/11/2017–present Antoine Malabirade
01/12/2017–present  Cédric Laczny
01/10/2018–present Benoît Kunath
01/10/2018–present Camille Martin-Gallausiaux
01/10/2018–present Malte Herold
01/01/2019–present Susheel Bhanu Busi
01/01/2019–present  Kacy Greenhalgh
        

Master students

01/03/2012–19/09/2012 Jakub Porzuczek; Small bacterial non-coding RNA – bioinformatics data analysis; Master in Computer Science, Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland; currently mobile application developer at Samsung Electronics
07/01/2013–17/07/2013 Sandy Collignon; The gastrointestinal microbiome and diabetes mellitus; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently secondary school teacher in Diekirch, Luxembourg
07/01/2013–17/07/2013 Linda Wampach; Colonisation, succession and evolution of the human gastrointestinal microbiome in infants at high risk of metabolic disease in adulthood; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently postdoctoral researcher at Laboratoire Nationale de Santé
01/01/2013–02/09/2013 Esma Yagdi; Establishment of the immune compartment of a microfluidics-based co-culture device; Master of Life and Health Science, University of Strasbourg; currently PhD student at the Laboratoire de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer (Luxembourg-City)
06/01/2014–11/09/2014 Kacy Greenhalgh; Implementation of the HuMiX in vitro model of the human gastrointestinal tract for nutritional studies: comparison of a simple sugar to a high fiber dietary regime; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently postdoc in the lab
06/01/2014–17/07/2014 Dheeraj Bobbili; The prevalence of CRISPR-Cas system in bacteriophages; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently staff scientist the company Megeno
12/01/2015–10/09/2015 Myriam Zeimes; Functional genomics and population dynamics of lipid-accumulating bacterial strains in biological wastewater treatment plants; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg
02/02/2015–19/01/2016 Dita Gudra; Stool sample stability using the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT); Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently technician at the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Riga, Latvia
04/01/2016–08/09/2016 Dominik Ternes; Towards interaction analysis of colon cancer associated bacteria on human colorectal carcinoma enterocytes; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently PhD student at the University of Luxembourg
04/01/2016–15/07/2016 Urvashi Pandey; The nasal microbiome in patients with Parkinson’s disease; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently technician at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA
09/01/2017–07/09/2017 Sara Lopes Sousa; Annotation and prediction of virulence and toxin genes in metagenomic sequencing data of the human microbiome; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently secondary school teacher in Luxembourg

                                                  

Student interns

24/01/2012–02/10/2012 Jill Bohler; Development and application of 18S rRNA gene primer sets for resolving microeukaryotic community members; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently technician at LCSB
24/01/2012–02/10/2012 Sandy Collignon; The gastrointestinal microbiome in diabetes type 2; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently secondary school teacher in Diekirch, Luxemboug
24/01/2012–02/10/2012 Linda Wampach; Colonisation, succession and evolution of the human gastrointestinal microbiome in infants at high risk of metabolic disease in adulthood; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently postdoctoral researcher at Laboratoire Nationale de Santé
06/08/2012–11/09/2012 Philip Birget; Applying ecological theory to gut bacterial communities; Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences student at the University of Oxford (UK) and Master of Sciences in Quantitative Biology student at Imperial College London (UK)
05/08/2013–06/09/2013 Kacy Greenhalgh; Early-life feeding regimens and their impact on the human gut microbiome; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently postdoc in the lab
01/07/2015–31/08/2015 Loulou Kourouma; Colonisation and succession within in the human gastrointestinal tract; MD/PhD student in Medicine at the University of Strasbourg (France)
30/03/2015–03/04/2015 Ciaran Hagen; Microbial ecology and the human microbiome; Section C moderne, Lycée Classique d’Echternach (Luxembourg)
01/06/2016–31/07/2016 Brian Schintgen; Oxygen measurements in the HuMiX model; Master in Engineering student at the University of Glasgow (UK)
15/11/2016–14/09/2018 Mehri Baniasadi; Inclusion of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in the HuMiX model; Master in Integrated Systems Biology, University of Luxembourg; currently PhD student in the group of Jorge Goncalves the LCSB (Luxembourg)
08/04/2017–23/04/2017 Jana Checchinato; Effects of vitamins on cancer cells; International School of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
01/06/2017–31/07/2017 Brian Schintgen; Implementation of a new pump system for the HuMiX model; Master in Engineering student at the University of Glasgow (UK)
08/02/2018–16/02/2018 Ines Bahlawane; Disinfection of wounds, a potential risk factor due to endotoxin release; S7DEA, European School Luxembourg II (Luxembourg)
08/02/2018–16/02/2018 Lavinia Kadar; Disinfection of wounds, a potential risk factor due to endotoxin release; S7DEA, European School Luxembourg II (Luxembourg)
19/02/2018–02/02/2018 Elias Frisch; Modeling the immune system on-chip; Klasse 9G (Gymnasium); Hermann-Lietz Schule; Schloss Hohenwehrda (Germany)
15/05/2019–14/07/2019 Chloé Teixeira; Bacterial amyloid exposure in Parkinson’s disease; Master in Engineering – Biology, Health and Environment; University of Lorraine (France)
17/06/2019–06/09/2019 Cédric Luna; Enrichment of lipid-accumulating bacteria in biological wastewater treatment plants; Master in Engineering student at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Poitiers, Poitiers (France)

Visiting scientists

01/10/2015–present Dr Emilie Muller; Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and University of Strasbourg, France
13/03/2017–24/03/2019 Prof. Dr Alessandra De Caesare; Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
01/09/2017–present Dr Anna Heintz-Buschart; German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany
04/06/2018–08/06/2018 Prof. Dr Julie Renwick; Department of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
04/06/2018–15/06/2018 Dr Ornella Carrion-Fonseca; School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
04/06/2018–15/06/2018 Lisa Gibson; School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
16/09/2018–15/03/2019 Francesco Delogu; Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
07/01/2019–27/06/2019 Charlotte de Rudder; University of Ghent, Belgium