SciLux podcast – Johannes Meiser, head of group at LIH

20 December 2022

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Cancer Metabolism

Understanding metabolic processes in the spread of cancer is essential to find new intervention points and improve cancer treatment. That is also why Johannes Meiser has chosen to focus his research on metastasis, which causes 70% of cancer deaths.

How can we target specific metabolic changes of cancer that would prevent the cancer cells proliferation?

Dr Johannes Meiser is the Head of Cancer Metabolism Group at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH). With his interdisciplinary research group, he wants to uncover the role of metabolism in the spread of cancer. 

Listen to Dr Johannes Meiser, Head of Cancer Metabolism Group at LIH and learn more about cancer research in Luxembourg.

Metastasis research

In recent years, the research field of cancer metabolism expanded towards the direction of metastasis research. As metastasis is a wide field, Dr Meiser chose to put his research group’s focus on the first steps:

At the moment, we focus on the first steps – how cancer cells can invade into the tissue and then start the process of metastasis: We want to understand this early process and how metabolism might adapt to allow the formation of metastasis in the first place.

Dr Johannes Meiser

Research Luxembourg success story

After 3 years as Postdoctoral fellow at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg, Johannes Meiser moved to Glasgow for another fellowship. Thanks to a 5-year ATTRACT grant of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Dr Meiser came back in Luxembourg in 2018 and joined the LIH to establish a research group dedicated to cancer metabolism.

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