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  • Scientists model Parkinson’s disease in midbrain organoids

    A research group around SysMedPD member Jens Schwamborn advances experimental in vitro models to study Parkinson’s disease mechanisms and elucidate unexplored aspects of this neurodegenerative disorder. They presented their findings recently in the paper “Modeling Parkinson’s disease in midbrain-like organoids”, published in npj parkinson’s...

  • SysMedPD 3rd Progress Meeting in Leiden

    On January 09 and 10, the SysMedPD consortium met for its 3rd Progress Meeting in Leiden, the Netherlands. Thomas Hankemeier, Principal Investigator at Leiden University and Ronan Fleming, Coordinator of SysMedPD welcomed around 35 consortium members at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR). 38 months into the project, Work...

  • Open database encapsulates worldwide knowledge of human metabolism

    An international research consortium, headed by the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg, has developed a database that is unique in the world: the Virtual Metabolic Human Database (VMH). The VMH database is an open source project in which researchers led by Prof. Ines Thiele have systematically...

  • 3D culture of dopaminergic neurons to better mimic Parkinson’s disease

    SysMedPD member Prof. Dr Jens Schwamborn and his colleagues from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a novel in vitro model to test drug candidates against Parkinson’s disease (PD). The identification of promising drug candidates in preclinical research and the development of...

  • SysMedPD partner hosts the 4th International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium

    On the 11 and 12 October 2018, the Luxembourg Center for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg hosted its 4th International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium. Around 170 participants from diverse backgrounds, i.e. researchers, doctors, nurses as well as patients and their relatives gathered to discuss and exchange on the latest...

  • 18th conference of the International Study Group for Systems Biology (ISGSB)

    From 24 to 28 September, 2018, the International Study Group for Systems Biology (ISGSB) held its 18th conference in Tromsø, Norway. The conference served as a forum to exchange and discuss ideas between experimenters with a keen eye for quantitative aspects, theoreticians with a keen eye for the experimental practice and those in between....

  • PhD positions at LCSB

    The PARK-QC Doctoral Training Unit at the University of Luxembourg, involving the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, the Life Sciences Research Unit, the Luxembourg Institute of Health, the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg funded under the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), invites applications for PhD...

  • Thomas Hankemeier delivers a prestigious speech during the 443rd Dies Natalis of Leiden University

    On February 8, Leiden University celebrated its Dies Natalis in the Peiterskerk in Leiden, Netherlands. In line with tradition, two university professors delivered a lecture to celebrate the University’s foundation day. One of them was Prof. Thomas Hankemeier, work package leader of WP 4, who spoke about ongoing research to use metabolomics to...


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