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  Today: Wednesday, 20 February 2019


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

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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
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 in medicine to be established
Medecine bachelor
Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017
The government has decided to establish new medical training programmes in Luxembourg within the next years.
LCSB start-up ITTM and Abbvie collaborate on Alzheimer’s disease map
Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017
ITTM S.A. and AbbVie Germany, announced yesterday that they signed a two-year agreement to build a comprehensive up-to-date knowledge map for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Brain tissue from a petri dish
Tissu cérébral dans une boîte de Petri
Published on Thursday, 13 April 2017
The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity and, of course, for ethical reasons, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it – ones that could help us to u...
Michael J Fox Foundation visits Luxembourg
Published on Thursday, 11 May 2017
Members of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) visited the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg, the Integrated Biobank of Luxe...
Luxembourg Microbiology Day
Event date: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Hour:  13:00 18:00
Place:  Laboratoire National de Santé
Nobel Turing Challenge - Talk of Prof. Hiroaki Kitano
Event date: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Hour:  19:30 20:30
Place:  Room 3.500, Maison du Savoir, Campus Belval
First Luxembourg Microbiology Day
Published on Friday, 12 May 2017
On 11 May, the Luxembourg Society for Microbiology (LSfM) organised its first national conference, the “1st Luxembourg Microbiology Day”.
Lancement du projet de recherche SYS-T-Act
Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017
Le fardeau des allergies ne cesse de s’alourdir, touchant un nombre croissant de personnes au Luxembourg et dans le monde.
Erythritol – the sweetener produced by our body
Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017
An international research team where researchers of the TU Braunschweig were involved identified the sugar alcohol erythritol to be a biomarker for developing adiposity. No such biomarker was known...
New ITTM partnership for secure genomic analysis in Europe
Published on Friday, 26 May 2017
Fabric Genomics, a global computational genomics company offering data analysis and clinical reporting tools, announced today that it has partnered with data management company ITTM S.A. (Informati...
LuxCLIN conference “eClinical Research: getting virtual and personal”
Event date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Hour:  8:15 31-05 | 20:00
Place:  Centre Hospitalier Luxembourg (CHL) Amphithéâtre
­­­BTech and HuMiX awarded at Luxembourg Healthcare Summit
Published on Friday, 16 June 2017
First held in 2014, the Luxembourg Healthcare Summit is a central event for idea exchange and networking for healthcare professionals and researchers in the country and beyond. More than 100 partic...
Prof Luonan Chen - Hunt for the tipping points of diseases by dynamic network biomarkers
Event date: Monday, 19 June 2017
Hour:  16:00 18:30
Place:  House of Biomedicine II
Luxembourg Parkinson Study celebrates 2nd birthday
Event date: Friday, 30 June 2017
Hour:  14:00 17:00
New platform makes a wealth of data accessible
ELIXIR-LU, A distributed infrastructure for life science information
Published on Thursday, 31 August 2017
With ELIXIR, the European Life Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information, fifteen European countries have established a secure hub-and-node infrastructure in which biological data will be...
Pillow Fight to support the battle against Parkinson’s disease
Pillow Fight Luxembourg_Parkinson's Disease Research
Published on Tuesday, 05 September 2017
On 2 September, a 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 research activities...
Giant Public Pillow Fight 2017
Event date: Saturday, 02 September 2017
Hour:  11:00 18:00
ELIXIR-LU launch
Event date: Thursday, 07 September 2017
Hour:  13:00 19:00
Place:  Campus Belval - BT2 - Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Oxidised Dopamine – an important link in Parkinson’s disease
Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017
It has been known for a while that in Parkinson’s diseases disturbances arise in the mitochondria (‘energy plants’) and lysosomes (‘garbage trucks’) of the dopamine-producing cells. But how are the...
Bacterial communities in the gut an indicator for Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease might originate outside the brain.
Published on Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Parkinson’s disease is an insidious disease: by the time it manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions such as tremors or muscle rigidity, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly dest...
Impact of big data analytics on healthcare
Event date: Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Hour:  8:00 05-10 | 18:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir
CLINNOVA kick-off: toward a Centre of Excellence in Digital Health
Published on Monday, 23 October 2017
A consortium coordinated by the FNR, together with partners including the Luxembourg Institute of Health and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg, ha...
Luxembourg and Japan strengthen cooperation in biomedical research
Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2017
A Luxembourg delegation, including several researchers from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg, accompanied Minister of Health Lydia Mutsch on a th...
Collaboration with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Published on Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Following a successful grant application, Associate Prof. Antonio Del Sol will be an affiliated professor at the Moscow Institute of Phys...
FNR Awards 2017: Pranjul Shah and Paul Wilmes receive 2 awards
Published on Friday, 03 November 2017
On Friday, 27 October, the FNR held the 9th edition of the FNR Awards, presenting 7 awards for excellence in research, innovation and science communication. In presence of the Luxembour...
An interdisciplinary conference to tackle digital healthcare
Published on Friday, 03 November 2017
On 4-5 October 2017, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg hosted its 4th International Systems Biomedicine Symposium entitled “Impact of Big Data ana...
Prestigious ERC Grant for LCSB Researcher Ines Thiele
Prestigious ERC Grant for LCSB Researcher Ines Thiele
Published on Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Prof. Ines Thiele, researcher at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg has been selected for the highly prestigious research funding of the European R...
LCSB scientist receives Lush Young Researcher Prize
Published on Tuesday, 14 November 2017
For the development and future application of a three-dimensional cell culture model of the human midbrain, Anna Monzel, a PhD student at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the...
Science Festival 2017
Published on Monday, 20 November 2017
From November 9 to 12, the Grund and its Abbaye de Neumünster turned into an incredible research lab, with more than 50 workshops for both children and adults.
The function of many proteins remains uncertain
Carole Linster
Published on Friday, 01 December 2017
The DNA of every organism holds the blueprints for building all the proteins it needs for its metabolic processes. While researchers already know what the blueprints look like for most proteins, th...
LCSB researchers partner in successful DFG project on epilepsy
Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017
Researchers from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, together with their collaborators in Germany and Norway have formed the Research Unit “Epileptogenesis of Genetic Epilepsies”, coordi...
Project of LCSB and Ministry of Health aims to reduce dementia
Projekt von LCSB und Gesundheitsministerium will Demenz vorbeugen
Published on Friday, 02 February 2018
In collaboration with the Luxembourg Center for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Ministry of Health took measures to help people efficiently reduce their r...
Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional
Recon3D is available at vmh.live, Virtual Metabolic Human database.
Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018
An international research consortium has developed, with significant involvement of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) scientists, the first computer model to include 3D in the repres...
ParkinsonNet – Optimal treatment thanks to better networking
ParkinsonNet Luxembourg, parkinsonnet.lu
Published on Friday, 23 March 2018
Supported by the Ministry of Health, ParkinsonNet Luxembourg will soon commence operations in the Grand Duchy. The aim is to establish a nationwide network of those health professions relating to t...
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...
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