ELIXIR Luxembourg – Launch Event (2017-09-07)


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.


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

Time Topic
13.00 Registration, coffee/tea
13.15 Welcome and Introduction, Rudi Balling, Director, LCSB and 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 and 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 before August 31.


Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) - University of Luxembourg

6 avenue du Swing - Campus Belval - House of Biomedicine II


See map: Google Maps

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


Lucie Debroux