IBD has no borders: GENEGUT audio stories for World IBD Day 2024

May 19, 2024 – To commemorate World IBD Day, the GENEGUT project is launching a series of audio-stories as part of this year’s theme, “IBD Has No Borders.” GENEGUT, which aims to develop an innovative RNA-based therapy for ileal Crohn’s Disease, is using this occasion to highlight the urgent need for global access to care […]

RNA for Women’s Day – #IWD2024

In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, we want to highlight the remarkable contributions of women scientists in the field of RNA research. Today and always, we recognise their roles in shaping the landscape and paving the way for the cutting edge research work currently ongoing in the field. In GENEGUT, we stand at […]

New GENEGUT publication: Trends in 3D models of inflammatory bowel disease

We are happy to announce that our new GENEGUT publication “Trends in 3D models of inflammatory bowel disease” is now available to read online. The work conducted by our GENEGUT partners i3S, provides a critical overview on the state-of-the-art on existing 3D models of intestinal inflammation and discusses the remaining challenges, providing insights on possible […]

Steps forward in GENEGUT: consortium meets for online General Assembly meeting

On January 17, the GENEGUT consortium got together for the project’s fourth General Assembly (GA). The full-day meeting was hosted online, focusing on the progress achieved since the last GA meeting in Budapest, Hungary, and the steps needed for a successful second year of the GENEGUT project. “What comes to mind when you reflect on […]

Celebrating 1 year of GENEGUT

With the beginning of this month, the GENEGUT project officially celebrated the successfull closing of year 1 of the project. At this occasion we asked project coordinator Caitriona O’Driscoll and members of the consortium (Jens Ceulemans, Janssen; Abhishek Singh, Janssen; Bruno Sarmento; i3S) to reflect: How was the first year of GENEGUT? What stood out […]

GENEGUT meets in Budapest for its 3rd General Assembly

Last week, the GENEGUT consortium gathered for the project’s 3rd General Assembly meeting. This time again in-person, hosted by GENEGUT partner CarboHyde in Budapest, Hungary. The two-day meeting was a great opportunity to discuss the significant progress of GENEGUT’s first year and prepare for the next steps towards the development of an RNA-based therapy for Crohn’s […]

Patient stories: Studying abroad with IBD

There are as many stories about living with IBD as there are patients diagnosed with it. Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to hinder your dreams. Despite the setbacks and uncertainties caused by the disease, Oona decided to study abroad on an exchange semester, exploring new cultures and creating lasting […]

Science communication training for GENEGUT’s researchers

“Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated.” With this quote, American clinical psychologist and researcher Anne Roe emphasised the importance of science communication already back in 1952. In the context of ongoing societal challenges and simultaneous rapid scientific and technological advances, science communication is more relevant than ever. Anne […]

GENEGUT holds its 2nd General Assembly

On May 22, the GENEGUT consortium gathered for the project’s second General Assembly. The all-day online meeting included presentations from work packages 1-4 and 6, and enabled valuable scientific discussions amongst all GENEGUT partners.  The second General Assembly of the GENEGUT project took place online on May 22, bringing together representatives from all GENEGUT partners […]

Awareness month: World IBD Day

May 19 is World IBD Day. Each year, patients, patient organisations, activists and other like-minded stakeholders come together to raise awareness about Inflammatory Bowel Disease and foster global solidarity with the 10 million people living with IBD worldwide. This year, GENEGUT celebrates World IBD Day by dedicating the month of May to raising awareness about […]