Projekte

Folgende sind die Projekte, für welche wir zurzeit verstärkt Sponsoren suchen:

 

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

Das LCSB Schülerlabor

Das LCSB hat 2013 das erste Schülerlabor in Luxemburg gegründet. Das Schülerlabor ist für Schüler im Alter von 16-18 gedacht, und wird von erfahrenen Biologen geleitet, die sich mit den neusten Trends und Technologien in der Wissenschaft und Forschung auskennen.  Die Kurse finden innerhalb des LCSB Gebäudes statt, welches in dem neuen und lebendingen Universitäts Campus Esch/Belval liegt.

Schulklassen sind eingeladen, das Schülerlabor für einen Tag zu besuchen, und bei wissenschafltichen Experimenten mitzumachen. Ausser den Kursen die während der Schulzeit angeboten werden, werden im Sommer auch 'science camps' organisiert. 

Falls Sie dieses Projekt unterstützen wollen, spenden Sie jetzt indem sie das Stichwort: 'Studentlab' in Ihrer Banktransaktion benutzen. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, uns zu kontaktieren um im Detail über Ihre Spende zu sprechen.

 

Luxembourgish high-school students at the LCSB