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Luxembourg Parkinson Study celebrates 2nd birthday
Event date: Friday, 30 June 2017
Hour:  14:00 17:00

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LCSB researchers help discover new epilepsy gene
Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Epileptic encephalopathies are a severe form of epilepsies in children that often go together with developmental and intellectual problems. Within the European EuroEPINOMICS framework, LCSB researc...
Movie preview event: Rotary Luxembourg supports biomedical research of the University of Luxembourg
Event date: Sunday, 15 March 2015
Hour:  10:30 13:00
Place:  Utopolis Kirchberg and Utopolis Belval
Cobra Workshop on Modelling Microbial Communities
Event date: Monday, 30 March 2015
Hour:  8:00 18:00
Place:  The workshops will take place in a building of the University of Luxembourg, adjacent to the main conference venue in Luxembourg-City
Speaker: Elhanan BORENSTEIN (Seattle, USA), Frank BRUGGEMAN (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS), Costas MARANAS (Pennsylvania, USA), Jason A. PAPIN (Charlottesville, USA), Daniel SEGRE (Boston, USA), Ines THIELE (Belval, LUXEMBOURG)
A National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease
Published on Thursday, 02 April 2015
A new funding programme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) facilitates the creation of a national clinical research centre with a direct impact for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
World’s largest microbiome conference held in Luxembourg
Published on Friday, 03 April 2015
Do bacteria in our gut cause cancer or influence our brains’ development? Do they dictate whether we are over-weight or skinny? And if so, how could we as humans take control over the billions of m...
Integrated Omics for Microbiome Analyses Workshop
Event date: Friday, 03 April 2015
Hour:  8:00 18:00
Place:  The workshop will take place in a building of the University of Luxembourg, adjacent to the main conference venue in Luxembourg-City.
Speaker: Robert Lloyd HETTICH (Oak Ridge, USA), Curtis HUTTENHOWER (Boston, USA), Jeroen RAES (Leuven, BELGIUM), Tim URICH (Vienna, AUSTRIA), George WEINSTOCK (Farmington, USA), Paul WILMES (Belval, LUXEMBOURG)
Falling Walls Lab Luxembourg calls for young talents
Falling Walls Lab
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015
The Falling Walls Lab is an innovative scientific format for young talents. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportuni...
Visit of Jyrki Katainen at the LCSB
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
This Monday, the Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr. Jyrki Katainen, and his delegation, visited the laboratories of the University’s Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine on Campus...
What hundreds of biomolecules tell us about our nerve cells
Published on Monday, 18 May 2015
Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have successfully measured metabolic profiles, that is the metabolomes, of different brain region...
LCSB joins Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative
Published on Saturday, 06 June 2015
“Genomics will change the way we practice medicine”. This is the conviction of 115 genomics experts of the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative. In the latest edition of Science Translational Medi...
Gut Bateria cooperate when life gets tough
Published on Monday, 08 June 2015
Researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have discovered with the help of computer models how gut bacteria respond to changes in their env...
Art2Cure
Event date: Saturday, 13 June 2015
Hour:  17:00 22:00
Art2Cure: Paintings and sculptures against Parkinson’s disease
Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Paintings, sculptures, photography and prints of 18 artist from Luxembourg and two scientists of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxemburg are exhibited si...
LCSB Researchers Grow Neurons in 3D
Published on Friday, 26 June 2015
The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson’s patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process.
Record-breaking participation at the 3rd edition of Espoir en tête
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015
On 15 March 2015, the annual fundraising event 'Espoir-en-tête ®' organized by the Luxembourg Rotary Clubs took place in Luxembourg, for the third year in a row, in the Utopolis cinemas. This time,...
LCSB wins 8 research and innovation prizes in one week
Falling Walls LCSB
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Entrepreneurs and scientist presented a plethora of innovative ideas in Luxembourg’s latest idea and business plan competitions “Mind & Market” and “Falling Walls” earlier this week.
Teaming up for the brain and its diseases - Launch of the Luxembourg Brain Council
Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015
Brain diseases affect one in four people in Luxembourg1 and still too often effective treatments let alone a cure are not available. In addition, the costs of brain diseases for society...
Which are the most important functional genes in an ecosystem?
Published on Monday, 20 July 2015
Microbial ecosystems such as biological wastewater treatment plants and the human gastrointestinal tract are home to a vast diversity of bacterial species. Scientists of the Luxembourg Centre for S...
Life Sciences PhD Days 2015
Event date: Monday, 21 September 2015
Hour:  8:30 22-09 | 18:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir GPS : 49.504839 | 5.948214
Speaker: Miguel Andrad and Hilal Lashuel
Scienteens Lab awarded for Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public
Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
During its award ceremony on 16 October 2015, the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) has awarded its prize for “Outstanding promotion of science to the public” to the “Scienteens Lab – De Labo fi...
POST Luxembourg takes a share in an LCSB spin-off
Information Technology for Translational Medicine (ITTM S.A.)
Published on Thursday, 22 October 2015
POST Luxembourg has taken a share in a company recently founded by scientists of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg.
Computational modeling of the nutritional influence on health
Ines Thiele
Event date: Thursday, 29 October 2015
Hour:  18:00 20:00
Place:  Campus Belval • Biotech 2
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ines Thiele
Computational models to sort out the chaos
Chromsomes
Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2015
Scientists of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a method for analysing the genome of cancer cells more precisely than ever before.
Big Data in Health Care: We need a joint approach
Published on Friday, 06 November 2015
Biomedical research aims to decipher the molecular causes of diseases to subsequently enable early diagnosis and personalised medicine. More and more data are being generated to reach that goal. Ho...
10th Science Festival Luxembourg
Event date: Thursday, 12 November 2015
Hour:  9:00 15-11 | 18:00
Place:  Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster and Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxemburg-Grund
HRH Princess Léa of Belgium visits the University
HRH Princess Léa of Belgium visits the University
Published on Friday, 27 November 2015
On 25 November 2015, HRH Princess Léa of Belgium visited the University of Luxembourg together with a diplomatic, economic and academic delegation.
LCSB coordinates European project on Parkinson’s disease research
Prof. Jens Schwamborn, Prof. Rudi Balling and Dr Ronan Fleming
Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2015
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg is coordinating a European Union project for research into new active compounds against Parkinson’s disease (PD)...
Rare diseases: De novo mutation leading to Fanconi Anemia identified
De novo mutation leading to Fanconi Anemia identified
Published on Tuesday, 22 December 2015
An international team of researchers has established the cause of rare syndrome consistent with Fanconi Anemia: a de novo mutation in a so called RAD51 gene, which is responsible for repairing dama...
Formation and degradation of the oncometabolite D-2-hydroxyglutarate
Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016
Enzymes are classically thought to catalyze chemical reactions highly specifically.
Parkinson's disease: a study centre is now on wheels
NCER-PD Flying Team
Published on Monday, 15 February 2016
Thanks to a generous donation from the André et Henriette Losch Foundation, in future it will be easier for Parkinson's patients to participate in the Luxembourg Parkinson's study. Today, André Los...
Jeudis des sciences: Wissenschaft hautnah erleben
Event date: Thursday, 25 February 2016
Hour:  17:30 19:00
Place:  Campus Kirchberg, Hörsaal B02
New approaches for Parkinson's treatment?
Loss of the DJ1 gene in nerve cells (in green) impairs the transport of mitochondria (in red) and important metabolic pathways of the cellular respiration.
Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and partners in Constance, Munich and Bochum are studying the causes of premature ageing of neuro...
Open Day at the University of Luxembourg
Open Day 2016 at the University of Luxembourg
Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2016
The countdown is on: on Saturday, 19 March 2016, the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette is opening its doors from 09.00 to 16.00 and inviting prospective students, pa...
Guided tours of the LCSB during the UL Open Day in Belval
Event date: Saturday, 19 March 2016
Hour:  9:00 16:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir - Campus Belval
Jens Schwamborn leads international consortium on Parkinson’s disease
Published on Monday, 21 March 2016
In a new international research project, funded by the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) with 1.5 Mio Euro, researchers from Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, The Netherlan...
LCSB Researchers breaking researcher stereotypes in high schools
Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016
From 14 to 18 March, 6 scientists from the LCSB took part in the 6th edition of the “Chercheurs à l’école”. The FNR is organising this event yearly with the aim to present the students the life of...
LCSB researchers refute textbook knowledge
Structure of the HIF1A protein. Based on PyMOL rendering of PDB 1h2k. © Emw - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8814820
Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016
What happens when macrophage immune cells are activated in the course of an inflammation to combat pathogens such as bacteria or viruses? Researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicin...
André Losch, supporter and friend of the University, has passed away
Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2016
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) mourns the loss of André Losch, an important Luxembourg figure in business and philanthropy — and a passionate supporter of the University of Lu...
Economic mission to Finland
Event date: Monday, 09 May 2016
Hour:  17:00 12-05 | 17:00
Gut model HuMiX works like the real thing
HuMiX (Human Microbial Cross-talk)
Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016
One of the most complex human organs is the digestive tract: Here, the body comes into contact with all manner of diet-derived compounds and with countless bacteria. Scientists from the Luxembourg...
International Clinical Trials' Day
Event date: Friday, 27 May 2016
Hour:  18:00 21:00
Place:  Utopolis Belval
PhD Retreat: Life after a PhD
Event date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Hour:  9:00 17:00
Place:  Abbaye de Neumünster
A new plasma quality control assay for metabolomics
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016
Researchers from IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have investigated the impact of variations in tempe...
Art2Cure 2016
Event date: Saturday, 25 June 2016
Hour:  15:00 09-09 | 19:00
Place:  Galerie L'Indépendance of the Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL)
Art for a good cause
Art2Cure 2016
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016
Paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints by 28 Luxembourgish and international artists have been on display at “Galerie l’Indépendance” at the Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL...
"Ordre de Mérite" for Prof. Rudi Balling
Rudi Balling
Published on Monday, 27 June 2016
Prof. Rudi Balling, director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), was bestowed the Order of Merit by Grand Duke Henri for his contribution to research.
PhD retreat: Life after PhD
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016
What could your life look like after your PhD, if you chose to pursue a career outside of academia? And how to best plan your next career steps? These and other questions related to career and pers...
ATTRACT Fellow Prof Hiller to take up prestigious role in Germany
Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Outgoing FNR ATTRACT Fellow Prof Karsten Hiller may be leaving Luxembourg to take on a new challenge, but his relationship with the Grand Duchy is far from over.
Launch of the Luxembourg Society for Microbiology
Published on Thursday, 14 July 2016
Microorganisms, despite their notorious reputation as disease-causing agents, play essential roles in our daily lives and are integral to the maintenance of human health. Startling is the fact that...
Luxembourg becomes European data hub in biomedicine
ELIXIR Luxembourg
Published on Thursday, 28 July 2016
Sciences such as biology and biomedicine are generating gigantic amounts of research data from the analysis of genomes and gene products. Often, however, these data are only kept in one place, maki...
Last Chance to enroll for Extraordinary Seminar
European Court of Justice (ECJ), © G. Fessy, CJUE
Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016
This event about personal data within the financial, insurance and medical sectors, organised by the “Union Internationale des Avocats” (UIA), will take place on the 30 September and the 1st Octobe...
Call for Proposals for PMC Fund
Published on Friday, 26 August 2016
After a successful trial for the PMC PUMP PRIME Fund for 2015/2016, the Personalised Medicine Consortium (PMC) is launching the 2017 Call for proposals.
LCSB welcomes Parliamentary Friendship League Japan-Luxembourg
Published on Friday, 09 September 2016
Members of the Parliamentary Friendship League Japan-Luxembourg have visited the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg on 5 September 2016. Founded in 1987, this...
University of Luxembourg among the 180 best universities in the world
Times Higher Education logo
Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2016
The University of Luxembourg climbed to position 178 among the best universities in the world in the latest edition of the renowned “Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings”, improvi...
Workshop : Personal data protection within the financial, insurance and medical sectors
Event date: Thursday, 29 September 2016
Hour:  18:00 02-10 | 10:00
The quest for cell fate determinants
Antonio del Sol
Published on Friday, 30 September 2016
Stem cells generate different types of cell—that much is known. But what factors decide which way a stem cell will differentiate? This is one of the key questions that researchers led by Professor...
11th Annual Meeting of the GEoPD Consortium & 3rd International Parkinson´s Disease Symposium
Event date: Thursday, 06 October 2016
Hour:  8:00 20:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir
Weitverbreitete Missverständnisse über die Evolution
Event date: Monday, 10 October 2016
Hour:  19:30 21:00
Place:  Room 3.530, Maison du Savoir
Sick or healthy? Bacterial metabolism tells us which – and why
Patient measuring his blood sugar.
Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2016
The human gut is a complex ecosystem: Countless bacteria colonise it and help us to digest our food. Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxemb...
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visits the LCSB
Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2016
On September 29 2016, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visited the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg, on Campus Belval.
Mathematical Modelling of Biochemical Networks
Event date: Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Hour:  13:30 17:30
Place:  Conference room, LCSB BT2
Lush Young Researcher Prize awarded to HuMiX researcher
Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Last Friday, Lush, the British cosmetic company, awarded its Young Researcher Prize to Dr Pranjul Shah for HuMiX, an “organ-on-chip” technology he co-developed while a postdoc in the Eco-Systems Bi...
Microfluidics
Event date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Hour:  13:00 15:00
Place:  Conference room, LCSB BT2
Laboratory Automation
Event date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Hour:  15:00 16:45
Place:  Conference room, LCSB BT2
Official inauguration of the Scienteens Lab on Belval Campus
Scienteens Lab - De Labo fir Jonker
Published on Thursday, 24 November 2016
Her Royal Highness the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, patroness of the “Scienteens Lab - De Labo fir Jonker”, has officially inaugurated the new laboratory and disciplines offered to high-...
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation visits the University
Olga Golodets and Rainer Klump
Published on Thursday, 24 November 2016
On 24 November 2016, Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, visited the University of Luxembourg.
Life Sciences PhD Days 2016
Event date: Thursday, 24 November 2016
Hour:  8:30 25-11 | 18:00
Place:  Room 3.530, Maison du Savoir
Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy
Ines Thiele
Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to our health—they are al...
Researchers’ Days 2016
Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016
On 2 and 3 December 2016, Rockhal became a big research lab, with more than 20 interactive workshops for both children and adults!
microGUT awarded at the European Venture Summit
Published on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
microGUT promoting startup - OrgaMime - was among the 8 emerging Life Sciences companies awarded during the 2016
Researchers find a potential target for anti-Alzheimer treatments
Enrico Glaab
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheim...
Bioinformatics Core joins Project SYSCID
Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017
The international consortium of the new European research project SYSCID (“A systems medicine approach to chronic inflammatory disease“) aims to develop a personalised medicine approach for inflamm...
Prof. Michel Mittelbronn to implement neuropathology in Luxembourg
Published on Monday, 23 January 2017
Beginning of January 2017, renowned neuropathologist Professor Dr. Michel Mittelbronn joined the Laboratoire national de santé (LNS) in a joint appointment with the Luxembourg Institute of Health (...
Genomic Medicine
Event date: Monday, 23 January 2017
Hour:  19:30 20:30
Place:  Maison du savoir, Salle 3.530, Université de Luxembourg à Esch-Belval
Speaker: Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University
Biological experiments become transparent – anywhere, any time
Paul Wilmes
Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Biological experiments are generating increasingly large and complex sets of data. This has made it difficult to reproduce experiments at other research laboratories in order to confirm – or refute...
Three VIP participants joined the Luxembourg Parkinson Study
Published on Monday, 20 February 2017
On February 10, Prof. Dr Rainer Klump, the President of the University of Luxembourg, Dr Marc Schiltz, the Secretary General of the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) and Prof. Dr Rudi Balling, t...
2nd Hands-on Light Microscopy Workshop
Holm2017
Event date: Monday, 20 February 2017
Hour:  9:00 24-02 | 16:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir Université du Luxembourg 2, avenue de l'Université L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
Excellent grades for the LCSB in external evaluation
Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017
The Minister for Higher Education and Research, Marc Hansen, presented the results of the external evaluation of the University of Luxembourg at a press conference on Monday, 28 February 2017 in th...
Biomedical research supported by Rotary
Published on Friday, 10 March 2017
The Rotary Clubs from Luxembourg have successfully supported brain research for years now. In order to further endorse biomedical research, the Rotary Clubs from Luxembourg, in collaboration with t...
Luxembourg researchers decipher how the body controls stem cells
Alexander Skupin
Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into any type of cell in the human body. So far, however, scientists only partially understand how the body controls the fate of these all-rounde...
New edition of Espoir-en-tête® features Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Event date: Sunday, 19 March 2017
Hour:  10:30 13:00
How to Build a Billion Dollar Company
Event date: Monday, 27 March 2017
Hour:  14:30 15:30
Place:  Room n°3.110, Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval
Bachelor programme and specializations in medicine to be established
Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017
The government has decided to establish new medical training programmes in Luxembourg within the next years.
Luxembourg Parkinson Study celebrates 2nd birthday
Event date: Friday, 30 June 2017
Hour:  14:00 17:00
Impact of big data analytics on healthcare
Event date: Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Hour:  8:00 05-10 | 18:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir