The Scienteens Lab also offers one week internships within the research groups of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB). Intended for highly motivated high-school students, those internships will allow them to learn more about scientific research (scientific method, lab work, bioinformatics, modelling, etc.), to discover the inner-workings of a lab and to work alongside experienced researchers.


Find below the list of internships for high-school students for the year 2020-2021.
Interested in one of these internships? Send your CV and letter of motivation to Dr Maren Krüger.

Internships 2020-2021

Human metabolism and its repair systems

Internship within the Enzymology and Metabolism group lead by Dr. Carole Linster

Internship period: 15.02.2021 – 19.02.2021 (5 days during school holidays, 8 hours/day)
Number of places available: 2
Language: English
Supervising scientist: Myrto Patraskaki

The research focus of our group is on better understanding the physiological functions of recently identified proteins and metabolite repair mechanisms and their role in disease development. The aim of this specific project is to generate a zebrafish model of a novel infantile neurological disorder, caused by metabolite repair deficiency, in order to better understand the disease development and the underlying molecular mechanisms.

During the internship, the student will get the chance to:
- Learn about human metabolism and its repair systems
- Learn the basics about zebrafish biology and development as well as its use as a laboratory model organism
- Work in the laboratory and get familiar with basic widely used molecular biology techniques


Identifying molecules and pollutants in the environment

Internship within the Environmental Cheminformatics Group lead by Assoc. Prof. Emma Schymanski.

Internship period: postponed due to the current situation - New dates coming soon
Number of places available: 2
Language: English
Supervising scientist: Dr Randolph Singh

The research focus of the group is using experimental and computational mass spectrometry tools to understand different scientific questions that can range from identifying unknown molecules in a biological system or discovering new pollutants in environmental matrices.

During the internship, the student will get the chance to:
- work in the laboratory and learn how water samples are processed for contaminant analyses,
- observe how environmental samples are analyzed using mass spectrometry,
- help analyze data generated to identify contaminants in the water,
- understand the fate and transport of environmental contaminants and how these can have potential negative effects on human health.

Requirements: The group welcomes students interested in both experimental and computational approaches to understanding chemical pollution. Interest in the environmental sciences is a plus.


In 2020, there are still seats available for the Scienteens Academy, a one-week interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to high-school students aged 15 and over. (Register online)