Interdisciplinary Centre Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)

Embedded in society

The connection between science and society is very important to us. From our school lab – the Scienteens Lab – to the different outreach activities and collaborative partnerships with patient associations, we love to listen to society’s needs and share our passion for science. Research at the LCSB is truly connected in many different ways.

The Scienteens Lab – De Labo fir Jonker

The first research lab for high school students in Luxembourg

The Scienteens Lab is an extracurricular learning centre of the University of Luxembourg that offers workshops designed to spark their interest in science, show them the latest trends and technologies in research and supports them in their career choice. Hands-on experiments, supervised by experienced scientists and teachers from
various disciplines, provide the students an insight into scientific research and the day-to-day work in the lab. The workshops address relevant topics in biology, mathematics, physics and computer science.

The Scienteens Lab was founded by the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) in 2013 and is under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. In 2016, the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) joined the initiative to offer additional scientific activities in the fields of physics, mathematics and computer science.

Photo: The first edition of the Scienteens Academy on sustainability, climate change and renewable energies

Public outreach

 The LCSB actively engages in public outreach initiatives, from public pillow fights to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, and participating science fairs that allows us to showcase our research, to celebrating our 10-year anniversary with a city-wide brain sculpture exhibition.

Patient outreach

The LCSB highly values the support of participants, recognizing their crucial contribution to advancing research. To express our appreciation, we organise and participate in various events, including annual thank-you gatherings, workshops, and seminars. These events serve as platforms to provide patients and their families with updates on the latest research findings. By keeping them informed, we aim to foster a stronger connection between the research community and those directly impacted by it.