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Resolve Chronic Inflammation and Achieve Healthy Ageing by Understanding Non-regenerative Repair


Francois Huaux

Professor at Unit of Industrial Toxicology


  • Immunological mechanisms involved in lung injury, inflammation and fibrosis
  • Characterisation of fibroblast and leukocyte functions during lung fibrosis
  • Establish in vitro and in vivo models of lung inflammation and repair for testing new potential therapeutic molecules, new treatment modalities or new material suspected to induce lung pathologies.

Work Contribution within RESOLVE

  • Approval of study protocols for animal research
  • Characterisation of the gene expression profile of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice
  • Identify new potential profibrotic genes and targets
  • pplication of IFS in cell culture system and in selected animal models

Working Group

Yousof Yakoub
Mihaly Palmai-Pallag


Unit of Industrial Toxicology
Faculty of Medicine
Université catholique de Louvain
Avenue E. Mounier, 53.02
1200 Brussels Belgium

Phone +32 2 764 53 39
Fax  +32 2 764 53 38