ELIXIR Luxembourg – Launch Event

Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) - University of Luxembourg
6 avenue du Swing - Campus Belval - House of Biomedicine II

7 September, 2017 / 13:00 - 19:00

We are pleased to invite you to the ELIXIR-LU launch on September 7 at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg.

Members from the ELIXIR hub and ELIXIR-LU will present the European infrastructure, the Luxembourg node and its objectives, as well as ongoing projects. Guest speakers from ministries, research institutions, patients’ association and industry will address, amongst other topics, challenges associated with translational medicine data, the new data protection legislation and perspectives of the industry and the patients on sharing biomedical data. The event will close with a reception, offering ample time for networking and discussion.


13.00 - Registration, coffee/tea

13.15 - Welcome and Introduction
             Rudi Balling, Director, LCSB
             Reinhard Schneider, Head of ELIXIR-LU, LCSB

13.30 - ELIXIR as part of Luxembourgish research infrastructures strategy
             Marc Hansen, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Research

13.50 - Digital healthcare strategy, big data and personalised medicine
             Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Health

14.10 - Big data is big business
             Françoise Liners, Director of Life Sciences & Health Technologies, Ministry of Economy

14.30 - ELIXIR, a distributed infrastructure for life-science information
             Niklas Blomberg, Director, ELIXIR

14.50 - ELIXIR-LU, a node for Translational Medicine data
             Reinhard Schneider, Head of ELIXIR-LU, LCSB

15.10 - Health data sharing and research under the new data protection legislation
             Regina Becker, Strategy Development, LCSB

15.30 - Challenges of translational medicine data in public research
             Catherine Larue, CEO, LIH

15.45 - Coffee break

16.20 - Data and publications
             Bart Verberck, Executive Editor - Berlin office, Nature Publishing Group

16.40 - FAIR Data are Valuable Data: the industry perspective on re-use of biomedical data in research
             David Henderson, Principal Scientist, Bayer AG

17.00 - Merging health and socio-economic data: innovation ahead
             Aline Muller, CEO, LISER
             Marc Suhrcke, Health economics lead, LISER

17.20 - Sharing health data – the patients’ perspective
             Joseph Even, Vice-president, ALAN Rare Diseases Luxembourg

17.40 - Closing of the event

18.00 - Reception

Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory.
To register send an email to lucie.debroux@uni.lu before August 31.

How to get there:directions to the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (BT2 building)

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