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Project News

This section keeps you updated on any major developments throughout the course of the MICROB-PREDICT project. For PDFs of our own press releases about progress within the MICROB-PREDICT project please go to DOWNLOADS. To receive our project newsletter please subscribe here!

  • 27 February 2020

    Meet us at ILC 2020 in London on 16 April from 17:30h-18:00h at the EASL Community Hub

    Meet us at ILC 2020 in London on 16 April 2020 from 17:30h-18:00h!
    Where: ExCeL London, EU Projects Area (EASL Community Hub), Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom

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  • 7 February 2020

    MICROB-PREDICT Symposium connected to EASL School on Hepatology 2020 in Frankfurt

    Management of acute-on-chronic liver failure
    Location: Goethe University Frankfurt
    Date: 02.07.2020
    Course director: Prof. Jonel Trebicka
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  • 22 January 2020

    Successful 2nd General Assembly Meeting in Königstein

    From 20th-22nd January 2020, 71 delegates of the MICROB-PREDICT consortium met in Königstein near Frankfurt a.M., Germany, to discuss the progress and results after the end of the first year of the project. We are happy to conclude that the project is in schedule and the first results come in nicely.

  • 20 January 2020

    First master class for Early Career Scientists

    On 20th January 2020, 48 participants of the MICROB-PREDICT Consortium, of which 24 Early Career Scientists attended the first master class which was organized as part of the WP9 training programme before the start of the 2nd General Assembly Meeting, in the hospital of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Talks included “How to write a successful grant application” (Ameli Schwalber and Jonel Trebicka), “ACLF: current status and recent advances” (Jonel Trebicka) and “Microbiome: current standards and challenges” (Peer Bork). Overall, the feedback was positive, and this format will be repeated again at future General Assembly meetings.

  • 2 December 2019

    EASL School on Hepatology 2020 in Frankfurt

    Management of acute-on-chronic liver failure
    Location: Goethe University Frankfurt
    Date: 03.- 04.07.2020
    Course director: Prof. Jonel Trebicka
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  • 6 November 2019

    Big data and artificial intelligence (AI)

    Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) are not the future, they are the present. Our ethics WP Leader Prof. Itziar de Lecuona speaks about “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities for Clinical Decision-Making and Health Care Assessment”.

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  • 17 October 2019

    Policy for integrating the six agendas of responsible research and innovation

    Read our policy on how we implement responsible research and innovation of our six agendas (ethics, gender equality, public engagement, governance, scientific education and open access) in MICROB-PREDICT. Our legal and ethics team explains measures to take into account regarding governance, ethics, gender equality, public engagement, open access and scientific education. Download the policy here.

  • 6 September 2019

    All PREDICT samples have been shipped to our specialty labs

    All PREDICT samples have been shipped to our specialty labs. The majority of proteomics and metabolomics measurements are complete. Congratulations WP3!

  • 2 July 2019

    First important milestones achieved

    MICROB-PREDICT partners received ethics approvals for shipment of samples. More than 700 samples have been aliquoted and were shipped to specialty labs. Now, data generation begins.

  • 30 June 2019

    MICROB-PREDICT Informed consent policy

    The MICROB-PREDICT policy for human subjects, samples and data describes the ethical and legal framework for the planned research interventions, the implications for research participants and obligations for those conducting research. Download the policy here.

  • 12 April 2019


    Jonel Trebicka and Minneke Coenraad presented the project’s objectives, its consortium members, and the expected impact of MICROB-PREDICT at the International Liver Congress (ILC) in Vienna, Austria. The annual congress is organised by EASL.

  • 26 March 2019

    First internal meeting on specifics of biosensor development

    The first meeting of work package 5 (WP5) members dedicated to validation of biomarkers and biosensor development was held at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Barcelona. The aim was to initiate collaboration of ICN2 and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) for the development of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests.

  • 31 January 2019

    1st press conference in Barcelona

    Following the project’s Kick-Off Meeting, EF-CLIF organised a well-attended press conference for local journalists in Barcelona that resulted in a widespread press coverage during the next days across Spain and Europe!

  • 1 January 2019

    MICROB-PREDICT kicks off!

    Today, the 6-year long, pan-European research project begins. All of us are excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work!