Interdisciplinary institutes and departments within the University of Luxembourg (UL):
Luxembourg Centre for System Biomedicine (LCSB) is a UL interdisciplinary research centre that bridges gaps between systems biology and medical research. Biologists, computer scientists, medical doctors, mathematicians, and physicists come together under the same roof to tackle questions arising in complex systems such as cells, organisms and organs. LCSB offers an excellent environment and infrastructure for the project. The competences of the groups complement each other. Despite the fact that LCSB is a young institute, founded in 2009, it has already established the legacy of being a contributor in large-scale projects; examples of such are within the domain of neurodegenerative diseases. Since clinical research groups are involved in the programme, it will be assured that clinical and ethical aspects are addressed. The centre also organises conferences, where distinguished researchers come together.
Life Science Research Unit (LSRU) is a UL research unit. A focus is on the identification of biological processes in human diseases. Insights gained are then used in biomedical applications. Research projects often involve the combination of wet lab procedures and bioinformatics analysis: the research unit offers access to both.
The Physics and Materials Science Research Unit(PHYMS) focuses on condensed matter physics. Its activities cover the whole field from the electronic and spin structure of crystals and interfaces to the thermodynamics of soft matter and composites with their interphases. Experimental and theoretical groups join forces to understand and develop materials.
External partner institutions in Luxembourg:
Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) is a newly formed institute (formerly CRP-SANTÉ). It has three large departments: Infection and Immunity, Oncology and Public Health. There are also several competence centres: the Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation Centres, Luxembourg Biomedical Research Resources, and Methodology and Statistics. In addition, the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL) is incorporated under the LIH umbrella. As a biobank infrastructure, IBBL deals with biological specimens (though collection, analysis, processing, and storage) and possesses large quantities of digital data from several clinical research projects.
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Serving the national and European economy and society, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) located in the very heart of Luxembourg’s new Research and Innovation Campus at the former industrial site of Esch-Belval. From here, any major European city can be reached in less than 2,5 hours. Given the quality of its infrastructure, its aesthetic appeal and its cultural heritage, the Campus brings together strong potential for innovation uniting university, research centres, joint laboratories, start-ups and incubators.
The Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS) is a public institution established by the law of 7 August 2012 and operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg.
Organized as a multidisciplinary institute, its six scientific departments include services and units related to the fields of anatomic and molecular pathology, genetics, medical biology, microbiology, forensic medicine and health protection. The purpose of the LNS is to develop analytical and scientific expertise related to the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases and to ensure the role of a national control or reference laboratory as well as to carry out forensic tasks. The institution also contributes to the development, harmonization and promotion of technical laboratory methods in close collaboration with local and foreign analytical laboratories. Within the scope of its responsibilities, the LNS also develops research and teaching activities in collaboration with ad hoc partners in Luxembourg and abroad.
The Integrated BioBank Luxembourg (IBBL) Institute is an autonomous not-for-profit institute dedicated to supporting biomedical research for the benefit of patients. We provide biospecimen-related services and biobanking infrastructure for applied medical research.
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