Projets

Voici les projets du LCSB pour lesquels nous sommes particulièrement à la recherche de parrainages en ce moment :

 

Zellweger Syndrome: A rare childhood disease

About 15,000 children in Luxembourg and 15 million children in Europe have a disease that is considered “rare”, and 30% of them will not see their 5th birthday.

At the LCSB we study several rare childhood diseases, including Zellweger syndrome, which is a rare genetic disease with severe effects that often leads to premature death. There is currently no treatment for this disease. The LCSB’s Treat Zellweger Initiative seeks to rapidly identify potential treatments for Zellweger syndrome using zebrafish as model-organisms to carry out drug discovery screens.

Please support our research that aims at improving the quality of life of children with this disease with the ultimate goal to find a cure for this horrific childhood disease.

 

 

 

National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease

The National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD) focuses on improving the diagnosis and stratification of Parkinson's disease (PD) by combining detailed clinical and molecular data of patients to develop novel disease biomarker signatures and define subtypes of the disease. The ultimate goal is to diagnose PD at an earlier stage and with a higher specificity than is currently possible and subsequently to offer patients more personalized treatment options. It represents a joint effort between 4 partners in Luxembourg (LCSB, CHL, IBBL and LIH) that unite their expertise in Parkinson’s disease.

Within NCER-PD, we will carry out two long-term projects, each covering a crucial aspect of the research programme: the establishment of the Luxembourg Parkinson’s cohort comprising 800 patients and 800 healthy controls as well as the in-depth molecular characterisation of PD pathogenesis (DIAGNOSIS). Furthermore, NCER-PD setup secure infrastructures for hosting genomic data for Parkinson’s studies from around the world in collaboration with the American National Institute of Health (NIH). Projects on imaging and the role of the microbiome in PD are associated.

Although the NCER-PD project is generously funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche, additional funds are needed to allow more in-depths analysis and to further accelerate this Parkinson’s disease programme.

Further information on the NCER-PD website.

If you want to support this project, donate now using the Subject: 'NCER-PD'. Please don't hesitate to contact us to further discuss your donation.

 

National Centre for Excellence in Research in Parkinson’s Disease (NCER-PD)

The National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson's Disease              

Colon tissue of Parkinson's disease patient analysed at the LCSB

 

 

 

Laboratoire pour étudiants au LCSB

Le LCSB a fondé le premier laboratoire pédagogique basé au Luxembourg, appelé Studentlab. Le Studentlab a été conçu spécifiquement pour les lycéens luxembourgeois et est géré par des scientifiques de niveau doctoral qui sont familiers avec les dernières tendances et technologies dans les sciences de la vie. Situé sur le nouveau site universitaire de Esch / Belval, le Studentlab est idéalement positionné pour fournir aux étudiants un aperçu dans le monde de la recherche biomédicale.

Les classes sont invitées à participer au Studentlab pendant une journée complète pour effectuer des expériences scientifiques dans un centre de recherche entièrement équipée. En plus des cours offerts pendant l'année scolaire, des camps scientifiques seront organisés pendant les vacances scolaires.

Si vous voulez soutenir ce projet, faites un don au LCSB en mentionnant: 'Studentlab'. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour des discussions complémentaires concernant votre don.

 

Luxembourgish high-school students at the LCSB