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Annual Report of the LCSB - 2017 edition
Published on Thursday, 26 April 2018
The new annual report of the LCSB is available for download: 50 pages to get a good overview of the centre's activities, to discover interesting science stories and the highlights of the last year!
European Commission supports DigiTwins
Published on Friday, 18 May 2018
On May 18, DigiTwins received an invitation from the European Commission to enter the next stage of the competition to become an EU Flagship for Future and Emerging Technologies. DigiTwins, a large...
Dementia Research and Prevention in Luxembourg
Published on Friday, 25 May 2018
On the 17th of May, some fifty people gathered at the University of Luxembourg (campus Limpertsberg) to learn more about dementia research and prevention in Luxembourg.
Art2Cure New York supports a LCSB / Columbia University collaboration
Published on Wednesday, 30 May 2018
On 21 May 2018, the exclusive preview of the first international edition of Art2Cure took place in New York. In order to celebrate this occasion, Art2Cure decided to support an important transatlan...
Giant Public Pillow Fight
Event date: Saturday, 09 June 2018
Hour:  14:00 18:00
Place:  In front of the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg city
Scientific sleuthing for reproducible results
Contaminated lab kits
Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Researchers found traces of foreign, non-human genetic material in human blood samples. It turned out that it was not a groundbreaking scientific discovery, but mostly the result of contaminated la...
Second Pillow Fight to support the battle against Parkinson’s
Published on Thursday, 14 June 2018
On 9 June, the second edition of the Giant Public Pillow Fight took place in Luxembourg in front of the Grand Ducal Palace. The event’s aim was to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and the...
Paul Wilmes recipient of the Grand Prix 2018 en sciences biologiques
Published on Monday, 18 June 2018
An international jury consisting of professors and experts in biology, has just selected – among 9 candidates – the laureate of the Grand Prix 2018 en sciences biologiques de l’Institut Grand-...
The sixth Espoir en tête edition collected 58,000 €
Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2018
The Rotary Clubs’ sixth Espoir en tête edition raised a large amount of money by organizing an exceptional preview at the Utopolis / Kinepolis cinemas. More than 3,500 spectators were present and o...
The LCSB and Ksilink are exploring new territory together
Developing drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease
Published on Thursday, 28 June 2018
Representatives of the University of Luxembourg and the technology company Ksilink which is developing novel patient-based forms of therapy, signed a collaboration agreement last Friday. The agreem...
Personalised Medicine Consortium - Pump Prime Fund - Call open
Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2018
The Personalised Medicine Consortium (PMC) of Luxembourg is an initiative aiming to support research and make Luxembourg a leader in the adoption of personalised medicine into the national healthca...
LCSB researchers predict cell conversion factors
Published on Monday, 30 July 2018
Thanks to a newly developed computational method, Luxembourg researchers can accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another.
Identification of a risk factor in genetic generalised epilepsies
Published on Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Five researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg participated in an international collaboration involving several European consortia (Epicure...
RIKEN delegation visited Luxembourg’s biomedical research centres
Published on Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Representatives of the renowned Japanese RIKEN Centre for Integrative Medical Sciences (RIKEN-IMS) visited Luxembourg from 24 to 26 September 2018 to discuss latest scientific results, meet governm...
4th International Parkinson's Disease Symposium
Event date: Thursday, 11 October 2018
Hour:  8:00 12-10 | 16:30
Place:  Maison du Savoir
The 4th International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium
Published on Monday, 29 October 2018
An interdisciplinary conference to tackle Parkinson’s disease and dementia
Emma Schymanski awarded FNR ATTRACT fellowship
Published on Friday, 02 November 2018
Following the 2017/18 ATTRACT Call, Associate Prof. Dr. Emma Schymanski has been awarded a 2 MEUR ATTRACT Consolidator Grant for a project aiming to develop methods to identify unknown chemicals an...
Hunting and gathering metabolic data
Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Open database encapsulates worldwide knowledge of human metabolism
Séance académique: remise du Grand Prix en sciences biologiques
Paul Wilmes
Event date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Hour:  17:00 20:00
Place:  Chambre de Commerce 7, rue Alcide de Gasperi L-2981 Luxembourg
“Grand Prix 2018 en sciences biologiques” awarded to Paul Wilmes
Published on Monday, 19 November 2018
The Grand Prix 2018 in biological sciences of the Institut Grand-Ducal, sponsored by the company Cactus, has been awarded to Associate Professor Paul Wilmes by an international jury consisting of p...
3D culture of dopaminergic neurons to better mimic Parkinson’s disease
Published on Friday, 23 November 2018
Scientists around Prof. Dr Jens Schwamborn from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a novel in vitro model to test drug candidates ag...
Altered microbiome post caesarean section impacts baby’s immune system
Published on Friday, 30 November 2018
Together with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have...
Pump Prime Fund Awardees announced at the PMC Retreat 2018
Published on Thursday, 13 December 2018
On 10th December 2018, Luxembourg’s researchers and clinicians gathered at the 8th edition of the annual retreat of the Personalised Medicine Consortium (PMC). The event was an opportunity to ex...
Physics meets Biology Meeting
Event date: Thursday, 13 December 2018
Hour:  9:45 14-12 | 14:30
Place:  Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, BiotechII, RIKEN conference room
Large international study discovers 11 new epilepsy genes
Published on Thursday, 20 December 2018
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a controversial past. The cause was unknown and often shrouded in mystery. We now understand that the cause is largely genetic, however, little is k...
CIRCLES kick-starts: from research on microbes to healthy diets
Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2019
Microbes offer an untapped potential and could be the key to a better and healthier living. Yet, research and innovation developments on microbiomes remain scarce. To challenge the state of play, t...
Researchers identify genetic mutations causing a childhood disorder
Published on Thursday, 10 January 2019
In a collaborative effort, researchers identified the genetic cause of a severe novel childhood disease. Affected children typically suffered from episodes of neurological regression triggered by m...
Access to the leading circle of patient-oriented health research
EIT Health Luxembourg_Rejko Krueger
Published on Friday, 11 January 2019
Through the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), the University of Luxembourg has become a partner in the health research area of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology...
Prize-worthy: cross-border diagnosis research for Parkinson’s patients
Published on Tuesday, 15 January 2019
A German-Luxembourgish team of researchers from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and the University of Saarland today received the second prize i...
CONNECT - Developing nervous system-on-a-chip
Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019
The Developmental and Cellular Biology group at the LCSB is part of the CONNECT project (Connecting neural networks: Nervous-system-on-Chip Technology) which has just received the support of the EU...
Partnership with NVIDIA Boosts Research in Artificial Intelligence
Published on Thursday, 31 January 2019
Luxembourg’s research community, the Luxembourg Government, and NVIDIA announced today the creation of a joint AI laboratory in Luxembourg. This national AI collaboration, the first with NVIDIA in...
Prof. Paul Wilmes elected full member of the Institut Grand-Ducal
Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2019
After having received the Grand Prix 2018 en sciences biologiques, Associate Prof. Paul Wilmes has now been elected full member of the Institut Grand-Ducal.
Scientists rejuvenate stem cells in the aging brain of mice
Published on Thursday, 28 February 2019
Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have been able to rejuvenate stem cells in the...
Transmission of microbes along the digestive tract
Published on Thursday, 07 March 2019
The gastrointestinal tract is abundantly colonised by microbes but the transmission of oral species to the intestine was considered a rare aberrant event, and a hallmark of disease. A recent study...
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine opens its doors!
Published on Friday, 08 March 2019
If you ever wondered what biomedical research is and what a laboratory looks like then join us for a guided tour in our labs!
Scientific delegations from Luxembourg to Canada and Russia
Published on Thursday, 21 March 2019
In February, the LCSB has been involved in two scientific delegations abroad: 25 February-1 March to Québec , Canada and 26 February – 2 March to Omsk, Russia.
Open Day at the University of Luxembourg
Open Day visitors
Event date: Saturday, 23 March 2019
Hour:  9:00 16:00
Place:  Belval Campus Maison du Savoir, "Auditoires" entrance
The LCSB opened its doors to the public!
Published on Tuesday, 26 March 2019
On 23  March 2019, the University of Luxembourg invited the public to its Open Day. Future students, parents and the general public could discover the university’s study programmes,...
Towards Personalised Medicine for Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Published on Thursday, 11 April 2019
On 1 April, 2019, the EU-funded research project BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis) kicked off its activities with the aim of improving the lives of patient...
Right combination of diet and bacteria limits cancer progression
Life science lab experiment
Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg showed in an in vitro study that a combination of dietary factors and gut bacteria can inhibit the progression of colorectal cancer. 
Patient association Junge Meenzer Parkis visits the LCSB
L'association de patients Junge Meenzer Parkis en visite au LCSB
Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2019
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the Luxembourg Center for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg welcomed around 30 members of the German patient association Junge Meenzer Parkis in it...
Members of the Luxembourg Parliament visit the LCSB
Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2019
On Friday, 26 April 2019, the 2nd edition of the Pairing Scheme organized by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), in which researcher are paired with Luxembourg Members of Parliament (MPs)...
Young Innovators pitch their ideas at Falling Walls Lab
Published on Friday, 24 May 2019
Pallavi Sabharwal was awarded the first prize in the “Falling Walls Lab” 2019 at the University of Luxembourg, a pitch competition for young innovators. The jury was impressed by her idea to geneti...
Personalised Medicine Consortium – Call 2020 open!
Published on Monday, 01 July 2019
The Personalised Medicine Consortium (PMC) is keen to build new collaborations between clinicians and researchers from Luxembourg and to foster new synergies. To aid in this process, the five PMC-r...
Only two groups of 100 participants needed to reach the finish line!
Published on Monday, 08 July 2019
Final push in the Luxembourg Parkinson's study.
Top Japanese research consolidates ties with Luxembourg
Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019
The link between Luxembourg and Japanese research has been strengthened: Representatives of the Japanese RIKEN Institute, the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute for Health (LIH)...
Public Lecture: "Tracing the invisible life in us and our planet: the world of microbes"
Event date: Tuesday, 09 July 2019
Hour:  14:00 15:00
Place:  Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine Building Biotech II RIKEN conference room Ground floor
Speaker: Prof. Peer Bork, EMBL Heidelberg
Prof. Krüger takes on an additional role at the LIH
Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019
As part of the implementation of the new research strategy of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Prof. Rejko Krüger joins the LIH as the Director of Transversal Translational Medicine, while...
Luxembourg Parkinson’s Study funded with an additional 6 million euros
Published on Friday, 19 July 2019
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has committed an additional 6 million euros to National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD), paving the way for the second...
Predicting cell fate to better understand congenital heart defects
Published on Thursday, 25 July 2019
A new study published in the scientific journal Nature reveals molecular factors that determine the fate of specific cardiac stem cells and exposes mechanisms of disrupted cardiac development. This...
10 giant brains to celebrate 10 years of biomedical research
Mind the Brain by LCSB
Published on Friday, 13 September 2019
The exhibition “Mind the Brain” marks the 10th anniversary of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg.
"Mind the Brain" Exhibition
Event date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Hour:  15:00 06-10 | 23:59
Life Science PhD Days 2019
Event date: Monday, 23 September 2019
Hour:  9:00 25-09 | 17:30
Place:  Campus Belval - Maison du Savoir (MSA) - 3rd floor
Award for a new model to study microbiome, diet and cancer
Published on Friday, 11 October 2019
On October 9, during the Luxembourg Healthcare Summit, the start-up project “HuMiX Biosciences” of the Eco-Systems Biology group at the University’s Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)...
FNR awards 2019 – Two LCSB researchers in the spotlight
Published on Monday, 28 October 2019
Each year, the National Research Funds (FNR) presents awards in four categories highlighting both outstanding researchers and institutions, and promoting science-related activities in Luxembourg. D...
5th International Systems Biomedicine Symposium - Systems neuroscience: bridging the scales of the brain
Event date: Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Hour:  9:00 19:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir Room 3.500
Fifth international Systems Biomedicine symposium
Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019
On 5 November 2019, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg hosted its fifth international Systems Biomedicine symposium entitled “Systems Neurosci...
2nd CriTiCS Bio International Workshop
Event date: Thursday, 07 November 2019
Hour:  8:30 08-11 | 14:00
Place:  Belval Campus - Maison du Savoir (MSA) 2, Avenue de l'Université L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
Science Festival 2019: play with Science!
Science Festival
Event date: Thursday, 07 November 2019
Hour:  10:00 10-11 | 18:00
Place:  Luxembourg-Grund Musée national d’histoire naturelle + Abbaye Neumünster
University brings workshops to Luxembourg’s Science Festival
Science Festival 2019
Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
The University of Luxembourg fascinated visitors with scientific displays at the Science Festival held from 7 to 10 November 2019 in Luxembourg City. Thousands of guests attended the four-day event...
The “Physics meets Biology” website is launched!
physics meets bio
Published on Thursday, 21 November 2019
Physicists and biologists from the University of Luxembourg have recently launched the "Physics meets Biology" website. This initiative combines expertise in condensed matter physics...
Making novel therapeutics safer
Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Interdisciplinary EU consortium develops innovative model systems for the evaluation of immunomodulating therapeutics.
Discover PhD life at the LCSB through a new video
Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2019
As a research centre of the University of Luxembourg, the LCSB is very much involved in training the next generation of scientists: within its 14 research groups more than 50 PhD students are worki...
Paul Wilmes receives ERC Consolidator Grant
Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Associate Prof. Paul Wilmes of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxemburg has received a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant for his project “ExpoBiome”. Wit...
The exposome: when our environment drives health and disease
Emma Schymanski Uni.lu
Published on Thursday, 23 January 2020
Science, one of the most prestigious scientific journals, has published in its latest issue two papers by Associate Prof. Emma Schymanski, FNR ATTRACT fellow and head of the Environmental Cheminfor...
Seminar: Open Source in Research, Licensing and Business
Event date: Monday, 03 February 2020
Hour:  9:00 12:30
Place:  Campus Belval, Biotech II, RIKEN conference room
Speaker: Malcolm Bain, lawyer in Information Technology and Intellectual Property
PARK-QC DTU Annual Meeting 2020
Event date: Thursday, 06 February 2020
Hour:  9:00 07-02 | 16:00
Place:  RIKEN Conference room, Biotech II, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, Campus Belval
Launch of new EU research project ImmUniverse
Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg is part of a new European transdisciplinary consortium aiming at transforming diagnosis and ...
LeLa Prize: Scienteens Lab wins third place for Experiment of the Year
Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2020
For the first edition of the LeLa Prize, the third prize in the category Experiment of the Year was awarded to a mathematics workshop developed by the Scienteens Lab at the University of...
COVID-19: Research Luxembourg is mobilising
Research Luxembourg
Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Provision of equipment and specialised personnel, support for hospital staff, scientific studies
COVID-19 - A national platform to coordinate the research efforts
Published on Thursday, 02 April 2020
The Luxembourg research community has reacted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic. As researchers all over the country are working on numerous new projects to contribute to the fight against the virus...